The birth name of Shah Jahan II was Rafi-ud-Daula. He was the 11th ruler of the Mughal dynasty who sat on the Mughal throne. He sat on the Mughal throne in the year 1719 CE after succeeding Rafi-ud-Darjat with the help of Sayyid brothers. The Sayyid brothers were also known as King-makers in the Mughal history. After sitting on the Mughal throne he took the title Shah Jahan II.
Shah Jahan II ruled the Mughal Empire for three months. So due to his short reign, coins issued by him are rarer. He issued coins in gold, silver, and copper. Coins which he had issued with his name ‘Rafi-ud-Daula’ are very rare.
This silver rupee issued by Shah Jahan II from the mint Multan in the Hijri year 1131; during the 1st year of his reign is listed for INR 20,000 in the upcoming auction of Imperial Auction house which will be held on 11th November 2018. The weight of this coin is around 11.52g and the diameter of the coin is around 23.6mm. the obverse of this coin is inscribed with the name and title of the king with the Hijri year ‘1131’. The reverse of this coin is inscribed with Julus formula with regnal year ‘Ahad’ and mint name ‘Multan’.
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