Alamgir II, Gold Mohur of Shahjahanabad Mint

18th Century

This is a gold mohur issued by Alamgir II (1699-1759) and minted in Shahjahanabad.

Alamgir II was a Mughal Emperor, who ruled from the capital of Delhi during the latter part of the 18th century. Being raised to the throne at the age of fifty-five, he was a relatively weak and incapable ruler, and was more likely a ‘puppet king’ controlled by other powerful authoritarians. He was, however, a man of culture and religion – being a devout Muslim and a lover of literature.

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Title
Alamgir II, Gold Mohur of Shahjahanabad Mint
Period
18th Century
Medium
Gold
Accession No.
2015.N.99.6