Kam Bakhsh’s Silver Rupee Listed For INR 1,00,000

10 Nov 2018  Sat

This silver rupee was issued by Mughal ruler Kam Bakhsh during the second year of his reign in the Hijir year 1120, from the mint Dar-ul-Jihad Hyderabad.

Muhammad Kam Bakhsh was the youngest son of Emperor Aurangzeb. He reigned as the emperor for a very short period of just two years (1707-1709). As he has ruled for a very short period of time, coins minted by him are extremely rare. Kam Bakhsh had assumed the throne at Bijapur and struck coins in his own name, and declared himself as Padshah Kam Bakhsh-i-Dinpanah (Emperor Kam Bakhsh, Protector of Faith).

This very rare silver rupee issued by him is listed for INR 1,00,000 in the upcoming auction of Todywalla which will be held in Mumbai on 24th November 2018. The obverse of this coin is inscribed with the name and title of the king with the Hijri year 1120 and the reverse of the coin is inscribed with the Julus formula with mint name and regnal year 2.

Image Courtesy: Todywalla Auction