This silver nazarana rupee which was issued by Shuja-ud-Daula of Princely State Awadh in the name of Mughal Emperor Shah Alam II was sold for INR 1,70,000 in an auction of Classical Numismatic Gallery held in Pune on 14th December 2018.
Shuja-ud-Daula was a Subedar Nawab of Awadh; he ruled Awadh from 1754 to 1775 AD. He is best known for his in two definitive battles in Indian history the Third Battle of Panipat and the Battle of Buxar.
Awadh was a Princely State during British rule in India. The traces of Awadh can be found from the Hindu kingdom of Kosala, with the Ayodhya as its capital. Later during the medieval period was also governed by Nawabs/Wazir on behalf of the Mughal Emperors. After the decline of the Mughal Empire; it came under the control of the British government in 1856.
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