Alamgir II, Gold Mohur

18th Century

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. This is a gold mohur issued by Alamgir II and minted in Shahjahanabad.

Title
Alamgir II, Gold Mohur
Period
18th Century
Medium
Gold
Accession No.
2015.99.7