Coinage of Sikandar Jah

10 Nov 2018  Sat

Hyderabad was a Princely State during the British rule in India. It is located in the South-central region of India. It was founded by Mir Qamar-ud-din Khan, a governor of Deccan under the Mughal Empire from 1713 till 1721AD. In the year 1724, he became free from Mughal administration and founded Asaf Jahi dynasty. He took the title Asaf Jha and his other title Nizam-ul-Mulk became the title of his position Nizam of Hyderabad.

Sikandar Jah ruled Hyderabad from 1803 to 1829 AD. He struck coins in all three metals gold, silver, and copper from the Hyderabad mint.

The coin depicts beside is 11.15 g gold Mohur of Sikandar Jah struck at the Hyderabad mint in AH 1237. This Very Rare coin has Persian legend ‘Sikka Mubarak Muhammad Akbar Shah Badshah Gazi’ with AH date 1236 and letter ‘Seen’ for Sikandar on its obverse. The reverse has the mint name, julus formula and RY date which read as ‘Zarb Farkhanda Bunyad Hyderabar Sanah 16 Julus Mainamat Manus’.

Image Source: Classical Numismatic Gallery

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