Gold Mohur of Muhammad Bahawal Khan II

2019-03-19 Tue

The state of Bahawalpur was established in the late 18th century when Muhammad Bahawal Khan II asserted his independence from the Afghan. The independence was short-lived, however, as the state came under British influence around 1820.

Muhammad Bahawal Khan II ruled the state from 1778 to 1809 AD. During the reign, he issued various gold, copper, and silver coins in the denomination of Mohur, Rupee, and Falus. These coins were struck in a round and square shape from mints such as Ahmadpur and Bahawalpur.

Depicted above is a gold Mohur issued during his reign. This coin was struck in the name of Shah Shuja'a al- Mulk of Afghanistan and contains the couplet ‘Sikka zad bar Seem wa Zar chun Mihr wa Mah / Shah-I deen Parwar Shuja'a ul-Mulk Shah’ on its obverse face. The reverse of a coin has Mint name, RY, and 'Julus' formula.

Image Source: Classical Numismatic Gallery