Indian - Mughal Coinage
AZIM-USH-SHAN, (A.H. 1124, A.D.1712), round silver rupee, (12.11 g), struck at Jahangirnagar (Dhaka) Mint, issued A.H. 1124 (A.D. 1712), regnal year 1, obv. ruler's name on obverse, rev. mint name lower area, (KM.358.1, Hull-, Wright -). Toned, good very fine and extremely rare.
Ex Dr V.J.A. Flynn Collection, acquired in Mashhad, April 28, 1972 for 160 rials.
Bahadur's death early in 1712 prompted another round of fratricidal warfare, this time among his four sons. Azim ush-Shan, the second son, was probably the best positioned, controlling the wealth of Bengal and Bihar. However, after a reign of less than two months he was defeated by Jahandar, his older brother, and fell into a quicksand pit while fleeing. Jahandar himself was in turn defeated by Azim-ush-Shan's son Farruksiyar in January, 1713. Azim-ush-Shan's only coinage was this silver rupee from Jahangirnagar.
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AZIM-USH-SHAN, (A.H. 1124, A.D.1712), round silver rupee, (12.11 g), struck at Jahangirnagar (Dhaka) Mint, issued ...