The Princely State of Bhopal was founded by Dost Mohammad Khan in the year 1707 AD. He was a Pashtun soldier in the Mughal army under the service of Emperor Aurangzeb. After the death of Emperor Aurangzeb, he annexed several territories to his fiefdom. The state was ruled by the Muslim rulers until the last Nawab Hamidullah Khan acceded the State to India in the year 1949 AD.
Hayat Muhammad Khan ruled the Bhopal state from 1777-1807 AD. During the reign he issued gold and silver coins. These coins were issued in the denomination of Mohur and Rupee.
Above shown gold Mohur was issued during his reign. This coin was issued in the name of Sahah Alam II and represents the double edged Sword as mintmark. The obverse of a coin depicts the legend ‘Ilah Hami Deen Shah Alam’ while reverse inscribed as ‘Sana 40 Julus Mainamat Manus’.
This beautiful piece of Hayat Muhammad Khan sold for INR 5,00,000 by Classical Numismatic Gallery.
Image Source: Classical Numismatic Gallery