A rare gold coin printed in the name of Aurangzeb’s son, Muhammad Kam Bakhsh, sold for Rs 56 lakh.
A rare 10.9 gram Rare Gold Coin name of Muhammad Kam Bakhsh, the 5th son of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb, is being auctioned at the auction house Marudhar Arts in Bangalore. This golden currency of Bijapur Dar-uj-Zafar mint is written in Persian language.
Marudhar Arts did not name the buyer public
Rajendra Maru told that this unique gold coin was auctioned for Rs 56 lakhs. However, he did not mention the name of the buyer of this coin from the Mughal period. According to Marudhar Arts, Muhammad Kham Baksh participated in many battles. He also captured Bijapur Fort in 1707 and declared himself king. It gradually occupied most of the Deccan, with Hyderabad, Gulbarga (today’s Kalburgi), Shahpur and Vikinkheda winning. However, due to lack of administrative experience, the kingdom of the less spared has collapsed.
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When Aurangzeb’s eldest son Shah Alam Bahadur took over the reins of the Mughal Empire, he raised serious objections by taking a notice of printing the coins in his name on behalf of Mohammad Kamm Bakhsh. It is said that this led to a fierce battle between the two armies. In this battle, Muhammad was less badly injured. Later he was caught and due to injuries, the lesser one died on the second day itself.