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Shah Jahan nizamshahi standard falus - Dharur mint.
« on: January 03, 2019, 02:33:40 PM »
Hi all,
Posting a very historical and very rare coin. Shah jahan falus of the mint of Dharur. Dharur also known as Fatehabad Dharur,was a independent subah during nizamshahi reign and later under mughals. The coin follows the local nizamshahi standard falus(not mughal dam standard). The coin is extremely rare and marks one of the early campaigns of Shah jahan as emperor. Dharur was captured in 1041AH/Ry4.
Obverse - Shah Jahan zarb Dharur
Reverse - Fi shuhur sanah


In 1630 Khan Jahan Lodhi, the Afghan subadar of Deccan under the Mughals rebelled against Shah Jahan. The freshly proclaimed king executed the Deccan campaign with great enthusiasm and under the command of various generals he stationed himself at Burhanpur to keep a close watch.

The first palce to be annexed was Dharur and it was renamed Fatehabad. Dharur was a town of strategic importance situated on a trade route that traversed the Balagat hills towards Telingana (present Andhra Pradesh). The secure fort at Dharur on top of a ridge was built by Kisvar Khan Lari, in 1567 AD a commandar at Ali Adil Shah of Bijapur. Shah Jahan invested it under the command of ‘Azam Khan’ the subadar of Deccan. After a brief but bloody encounter the garrison commander Sidi Salim surrendered the fortress of Dharur to the Mughals in January 1631.
Lower pic: miniature painting showing capture of Dharur in Padshahnama
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Re: Shah Jahan nizamshahi standard falus - Dharur mint.
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2019, 06:05:16 AM »
Nice one, Abhishek. Keep it up.

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Re: Shah Jahan nizamshahi standard falus - Dharur mint.
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2019, 06:55:52 AM »
Here is an explaination of the legends
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Re: Shah Jahan nizamshahi standard falus - Dharur mint.
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2019, 02:44:26 PM »
 Miniature painting of Capture of Dharur : Padshahnama currently in Royal Collection trust.
Text : In spite of Shah-Jahan's successes in the Deccan as a Prince, the area remained resistant to Mughal control during the early years of his reign. The defection of Khan Jahan Lodi led to a renewed campaign in which Dharur was the first place to fall into the hands Shah-Jahan's forces in January 1631. These were under the command of A'zam Khan (brother of Asaf Khan) and his son Multafit Khan, the former shown here as the principal figure on horseback. Dharur was an important market town, with a renowned fort recorded in the Padshahnama 'for its impregnability and ability to withstand siege, it being situated atop a hill with streams on two sides.' The text also refers to the capture of three elephants and to the scaling of the walls by ladders and lassoes, all details of which are depicted here: 'Once again the heroes of the victorious army attacked, plundering the remaining goods in the ditch. This time three elephants and many horses fell into the hands of the men of Bundela Raja Jujhar Singh who later rebelled against Shah-Jahan and whose death was depicted in the Padshahnama. A'zam took the elephants for his Majesty. So brave and courageous was he that, that night he entered the ditch, and, after inspecting the wall, it was obvious that on one side was a doorway, that had been blocked up with plaster and stone. He ordered that the imperial forces should scale the walls by ladders and lassoes.'
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Re: Shah Jahan nizamshahi standard falus - Dharur mint.
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2019, 05:02:32 PM »
Fantastic pick at the beginning of 2019.

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Re: Shah Jahan nizamshahi standard falus - Dharur mint.
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2019, 05:24:06 PM »
 :thumbsup: Enjoyed the write-up. Spent a scandalous amount of time getting more information from Wikipedia.

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Re: Shah Jahan nizamshahi standard falus - Dharur mint.
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2019, 06:00:24 PM »
Thanks Ajay ji and Peter for appreciating. This is an extremely rare copper coin( less than half a dozen specimen are known in my knowledge). It was so nice of you to dig out details of the coin.  This was of the earliest conquest of Shah Jahan as emperor
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