Posted by : Admiral Sohail
Surprising that no one came up on Kora Mint. I am not well versed at all on that mint or its coins, but I can make an effort to paint the picture as to what was happening there, and around it. It is interesting but very complicated picture. I have to avoid a narrative but point to events item wise.
With Dehli in total chaos,
the heir to the Mughal throne, Prince Aali Guhar (not Ali Gauhar as most historians
call him) left Dehli and traveled towards to
Marhattas had already taken
Dehli in August 1757, Najib Rohila had marched out back to
News of murder of Alamgir II
reached the prince Aali Guhar as he entered
The wazir, the dictator Najib ud Daula Rohila, and Shuja were all scheming to oust eachother.
A delegation had been sent
to Ahmad Shah Durrani to help and he took to the field and took
Ahmad Shah Durrani then
In 1762 Ahmad Shah returned
The Shuja + allies force,
with Shah Alam in tow, were trying to recover eastern parts of the empire. They
were defeated by the British Hector Munro at Buxar. Final defeat was at Kora in
May 1765 . Shah Alam then signed the treaty of Allahbad in August 1765 and
awarded the diwanee of
From 1761 to 1772 Dehli (the Qila i Mualla) was without a resident emperor and Najib was the dictator. Najib had also retired in 1763.
!765 to 1772 the court of Shah Alam was at Allahbad for nearly 6 years. He was back in Dehli in 1772.
SUMMARY of all the above disjointed account: Kora (west of Allahbad) was not a Marhatta mint in those days. Shah Alam was the Emperor and was around.
Admiral Sohail Khan