Lot # 126 - Very Rare Gold Mohur Coin of Aurangazeb of Ajmer Dar ul Khair mint.
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|Start Price 125000||Estimated Price 125000-150000|
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|Mint||Ajmer (Dar - ul - khair)||Metal||Gold|
|Year (AH/VS/SE/AM)||1106 AH|
Aurangzeb Alamgir, Ajmer Dar-ul-Khair Mint, Gold Mohur, AH 1106/39 RY, Obv: "mihr munir" couplet, Rev: sana julus, zarb on top, 11.0g, 20.44mm, (KM # 315.4), about uncirculated, Very Rare.
Exceptionally bold strike, very tough to get in such condition.
Ajmer was an important place as far back as the 10th and 11th centuries, when it was the headquarters of the Tomara dynasty, later in the 12th century it sent its representative Prithvi Raj to oppose Muhammad bin Sam. In the days of Akbar it had acquired special sanctity as the burial place of the Muhammadan saint Khwaja Muin-ud-din Chishti(RA).
Under Jahangir Ajmer became a mint for gold and silver also and from it issued the well known gold coins portraying Jahangir seated with a wine cup in his hand. Shahjahan must have coined very little money at Ajmer, for only a single rupee is known but the mint was revived by Aurangzeb in or about the 30th year of his reign and was working regularly up to its close. The issues were almost same of the rupee, gold coins from this mint are very rare. The obverse contains the usual couplet 'mihr munir', on the reverse Ajmer is Called 'Darul-khair'-the abode of well being.