Inscriptions on both sides, flowered cross and a large sword mintmarks. Dated to regnal year 11 = 1769/1770 AD. Mint of Kora. 20mm, 11.18 grams. KM 651. SKU T1107-52841
Imperial issue by the governor of Kora Mirza Najaf Khan.
Mirza Najaf Khan (1723 “ 1782) was a Shia adventurer who came to Delhi around 1740. He became a courtier of Mughal emperor Shah Alam II. He married his sister into the family of the Shia Nawab of Awadh, which resulted in him gaining the title of Deputy Wazir of Awadh. He served during the Battle of Buxar, and he was the highest commander of the Mughal army from 1772 till his death in April 1782.