Shah Jahan, Gold Mohur, NGC MS64.

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Shah Jahan, Gold Mohur, NGC MS64.

India, Mughal Empire, Shah Jahan (AH 1037-1068 / 1628-1658 AD), Gold Mohur, Surat, Year 2, month of Azar, (KM 255.6). Good extremely fine, in NGC holder graded MS64.

ex Akola Hoard. The hoard was found along a riverbank near the city of Akola and is believed to represent the entire mintage for this issue. It is thought that the coins were being transported to pay for military action near Golkanda but never arrived. Whether a sudden monsoon flood drowned the couriers, or something more nefarious took place, the coins remained lost for nearly 350 years until their discovery in 1974.

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