Gwalior AH 1130/2 mohur Fr-1125
This specimen was lot 21032 in Stack's Bowers ANA sale (Anaheim, CA, August 2016), where it sold for $998.75. The catalog description noted, "INDIA. Gwalior. Mohur, AH 1130//2 (Year Frozen). Jayaji Rao Sindhia (1843-86). NGC MS-65. Bow and arrow points up, imitative of Mughal Mohur of Muhammad Shah with "Ji" for Jajaji added. Population of one with a single coin finer (MS-66) at NGC. Bursting with luster, a well struck piece and meticulously preserved. A touch of tone conveys the originality of the piece convincingly." Altho Jayaji Rao ruled in the mid-nineteenth century, his gold coinage was backdated a century earlier in the time of the Mogul empire. AH 1130/2 = 1718 A.D. This type was minted at Lashkar (shown here) and Gwalior Fort.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 10.7-11.4 g, gold.
Catalog reference: Fr-1126; KM-155.
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