Rare coin goes under hammer at starting price of Rs 45 lakh

Rare coin goes under hammer at starting price of Rs 45 lakh

Bengaluru, Feb 27 (PTI): A rare 10.9 gram gold coin of
Kam Bakhsh, the fifth son of Mughal emperor Aurangazeb, is
going under the hammer here.
Marudhar Arts, a leading numismatic auction house here,
is holding the auction at a price ranging between Rs 45 lakh
and Rs 50 lakh.
According to Rajendra Maru, the CEO of Marudhar Arts, the
gold ”Mohur” of Bijapur Dar-uz-Zafar mint has a Persian
legend.
“The coin, weighing 10.90 gram, is almost uncirculated. So
it”s unique,” Maru, who is organising the auction, said.
According to a statement on Marudhar Arts” portal, Kam
Bakhsh took active part in the wars.
In 1707, he seized the control of the Bijapur fort and
declared himself the king.
Gradually, Kam Bakhsh sway extended across much of Deccan
winning control over Hyderabad, erstwhile Gulbarga (now
Kalaburagi), Shahpur and Wakinkhera.
His inefficiency in handling administration led to the
collapse of his kingdom, they said.
The older son of Aurangzeb, Shah Alam Bahadur after taking
reins of the Mughal empire took a serious note of Kam Bakhsh
striking coins in his name.
In a pitched battle that ensued between the two armies on
13 January 1709, Kam Bakhsh was captured and the next day he
died of wounds.
This coin is unusual and important, Marudhar Arts said
explaining that coins of Kam Bakhsh are known from a number
of mints Bijapur, Ahsanabad, Nusratabad, Haidarabad,
Torgal, Gokak, Imtiyazgarh but this combination is not yet
recorded for any of these issues.
“We do not know when Kam Bakhsh declared himself the
emperor but it must have been sometime in March 1707, soon
after the fort of Bijapur came under his control, but we
dont know the exact date for this event,” the statement
said. PTI GMS
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