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Jahandar Shah Copper Coins

15 Nov 2018  Thu

Jahandar Shah was a ruler of Mughal Empire; he ruled the Mughal Empire from 1712 CE until 1713 CE. He was a son of Bahadur Shah; he sat on the Mughal throne after the death of Bahadur Shah in the year 1712 CE. After the death of Bahadur Shah all his four Sons his namely Jahandar Shah, Azim-ush-Shan, Rafi-ush-Shan and Jahan Shah fought against each other for Mughal throne. Finally, it was Jahandar Shah who succeeded to seat on the Mughal throne with the help of Zulfiqar Khan. In the year 1713, he was defeated by Farrukhsiyar, the second son of Azim-ush-shan in the battle at Agra with the help of Sayyid brother.

Jahandar Shah was very weak and a pleasure-seeking Emperor who led frivolous life and neglected the state affairs. In the year 1713, he was defeated by Farrukhsiyar the second son of Azim-ush-shan in the battle at Agra with the help of Sayyid brother.

Jahadar Shah issued coins in all three metals gold, silver and copper. In copper, he issued denomination like Paisa and Quarter-Paisa. The Paisa which he issued weighs around 12.9-13.8g and the Quarter-Paisa he issued weighs around 3.4g. Both his Quarter-Paisa and Paisa were issued from the mints like Farkhada Bunyad, Ahmadabad, Bahadurgarh, Bijapur, Kabul, Muazzamabad, and Surat. This copper paisa was issued by him from the mint form the mint Kabul; has a mint epithet ‘Dar-ul- Aman’ Kabul written on it. This copper paisa was issued by Jahandar Shah during the 1st year of his reign.

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