Author Topic: Mughal, Emperor Roshan Akhtar Muhammad Shah,1150 AH/ RY 20, Silver Rupee, Lahore  (Read 220 times)

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Mughal, Emperor Roshan Akhtar Muhammad Shah, 1150 AH/ RY 20, Silver Rupee, Dar al-Sultanat Lahore Mint, (AH 1131-1161/ 1719-1748 AD)
Weight 11.47 gm
Diameter 20 mm
Metal Silver
Obverse: ” سكه مبارک پادشاه غازي محمد شاه ۱۱۵۰ “, Sekka Mubarak, Padshah Ghazi Muhammad Shah 1150, meaning: Auspicious coin of Emperor Muhammad Shah the fighter of infidels (Ghazi) / 1150. The date “ 1150 ۱۱۵۰ ” is at 2 O’clock.
Reverse: " جلوس مانوس ميمنت  سنه ۲۰ ضرب دار السلطنه لاهور “, Zarb Dar al-Sultanat Lahore Julus Manus Maimanat Sanah (20), (Struck Dar al-Sultanat Lahore in the 20th year of the accession associated with tranquil prosperity).
Muḥammad Shah was the son of Khujista Akhtar, the fourth son of Bahadur Shah I. With the help of the Sayyid brothers, he ascended the throne at the young age of 17.

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Coin collecting has a curious name. It is also called the "Hobby of Kings".

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Mmm. The Sayyid brothers were actually the real power in the Mughal empire at this time. They must have liked a 17 year old Mughal, as he would have been easier to shut up. However, the brothers earned the enmity of high officials of Turkic and Persian ancestry and got themselves murdered. It didn't benefit Muhammad Shah much. In 1739, Nadir Shah invaded from Iran and laid waste to the already weakened Mughal empire. The Mughal's would not be able to recover, opening a huge opportunity for European colonisers.

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Thank you Peter.

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Coin collecting has a curious name. It is also called the "Hobby of Kings".

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Coins dated AH 1131/1-1132/2 have mint name in one line in second row of inscription. Later dates have the mint name at the top.

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Many thanks parimal for your useful comment.

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Coin collecting has a curious name. It is also called the "Hobby of Kings".