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Mughal Ruler Ahmad Shah Bahadur Gold Mohur

13 May 2019  Mon

Ahmad Shah Bahadur was born to Mughal Emperor Muhammad Shah and Udhambai (Kudsiya Begum) in the year 1725 CE. Full name of Ahmad Shah Bahadur was Mujahid-ud-Din Ahmad Shah Ghazi; he is also known with the name Mirza Ahmad Shah. Ahmad Shah Bahadur was the 13th ruler of the Mughal Empire; he sat on the Mughal throne in the year 1748 CE at the age of 22 and ruled it till 1754 CE.

When Ahmad Shah Bahadur sat on the Mughal throne the power of the Mughal Empire was collapsing. He was a weak ruler and was not able to manage the affairs of the state. He was not having qualities of leader which later led to the rise Feroz Jung III who later deposed him and blinded him along with his mother and put his behind bars. Ahmad Shah Bahadur spent the remaining years of his life behind the bars where he had a natural death in the year 1775 CE.

This gold mohur was issued by Ahmad Shah Bahadur during the 2nd year of his reign. The obverse of this coin is inscribed with the name and title of the king Ahmad Shah Bahadur. The reverse of this coin is inscribed with the mint name ‘Mustaqir al-Khilafat Akbarabad’ and regnal year 2.

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