Muhammad Shah was the ruler of Mughal Empire; he sat on the Mughal throne from the year 1719 CE and ruled it until his death till 1748 CE. He ruled the Mughal Empire for almost 29 years. He sat on the Mughal throne at the age of 17, with the help of Sayyid brother. Later he got rid of them with the help of Asaf Jha I.
The reign of Muhammad Shah is marked as the rapid decline of the Mughal Empire. During his reign, Nadir Shah attacked and looted Delhi and took the Peacock Throne with him. During his reign, the states of Hyderabad and Awadh established themselves as independent kingdoms.
This gold mohur issued by him during the 20th year of his reign was minted in Macchlipatan. The weight of this coin is around 11.2g. The obverse of this coin is inscribed with the name and title of king and the reverse of the coin is inscribed with the mint name. This coin is listed for INR 2,80,000 in the upcoming auction of Todywalla which will be held in Ahmadabad on 9th February 2019.
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