Nawab of Awadh is a title of the ruler who has governed the state of Awadh during 18th and 19th Century. The word ‘Nawab’ is the title which by given to the semi-autonomous Muslim rulers of Princely States in South Asia by the Mughal Emperor. The meaning of the word Nawab is ‘Viceroy’ and it refers to the male ruler and the female equivalent if ‘Begum’ and ‘Nawab Begum’. The primary duty of a Nawab was to uphold the sovereignty of the Mughal emperor along with the administration of a certain province.
This gold mohur was issued by Nawab of Awadh ‘Asaf-ud-Daula. Asaf-ud-Daula was born in the year 1748 CE. He became the ‘Nawab of Awadh’ after the death of his father Sauja-ud-Daula in the year 1775 CE until 1779 CE.
This gold mohur is listed for INR 45,000 in the upcoming auction of Imperial Auction which will be held on 11th November 2018.
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