This gold mohur issued by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan from the mint Shahjahanabad during the 30th year of his reign in the Hijri year 1066 is listed for INR 4,00,000 in the upcoming auction of Classical Numismatic Gallery in ‘Coinex Pune 2018’ exhibition which will be held in Pune on 14th November 2018.
The Mughal Empire ruled the Indian Subcontinent during the medieval period. The golden period of Mughal Empire begins with the victory of Babar over Ibrahim Lodi in First Battle of Panipat in the year 1526 and it started declining with the death of Aurangzeb in the year 1707.
The meaning of the word ‘Shah Jahan’ is King of the world. He succeeded his father Jahangir in the year 1628 AD, he became the 5th Mughal Emperor and ruled till 1658 AD. The real name of Shah Jahan was ‘Khurram’; he took the name Shah Jahan when he ascended to the throne.
The obverse of the coin depicts the name, title of the Shah Jhan within the circle with a mint name ‘Shahjanabad’ and RY 30 written in the margin. The reverse of the coin is inscribed with 'Kalima' inside the circle and Hijri year 1066 written in the margin.
Image Courtesy: Classical Numismatic Gallery