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Sale: CNG 73, Lot: 1179. Estimate $1000. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 13 September 2006. 
Sold For $1125. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

INDIA, Mughal Empire. A'zam Shah. 1707. AV Mohur (11.03 g, 9h). Surat mint. Dated AH 1119, RY 1 (1707). "[Coin] struck throughout the world with might and majesty, Badshah Mumalik, Azam Shah; 1119 above / "Struck [Sura]t year 1 of his reign associated with prosperity". Wright -; Hull -.6; KM 334.6. VF, test cuts on edge, ex jewelry. Rare mint for Azam Shah.

Upon the death of Aurangzeb in 1707, the Mughal Empire splintered as his sons fought for succession. While Shah Alam I overcame his rivals Azam Shah and Kam Bashkh, the resulting separatist elements eventually undermined the empire's cohesion.