Muhr-e Shahi Azad Khan
Azad Khan Afghan, Gold Mohur
11.0 grams 1168 AH Isfahan
Who was Azad Khan Afghan?
Azad Khan Afghan was the son of Suleiman
Khan from Andar, Ghazni, who became the
Shah of Iran after death of Nadir Afshar.
Following the murder of Nadir Afshar in 1747
A.D., there were two Afghan cavalry brigades
commanded by two Afghan generals In Persia
(Iran). One was Ahmad Khan Abdali who
returned to Kandahar and established the
Durrani Empire; the other general, a much
senior and more powerful, was Azad Khan
Afghan with 12,000 Afghan Ghilzai (Ghilji)
Pashtuns stationed in Azerbaijan.
Azad Khan was determined to re-establish the
Afghan Hotaki dynasty in Iran. First he secured
his position in Azerbaijan and made the citadel
of Uremia his base. He conquered Kerman and
the surrounding areas north-west of Iran. The
Georgian king, Taymoraz, and his son,
Heraclios (Erakli) invaded Azerbaijan but Azad
Khan defeated them and conquered Georgia
(Gurjistan) and married the daughter of the
Georgian king. Then, Azad Khan focused
towards the south and decided to return to
Afghanistan. Dr. Gandasingh, an Indian historian
in his book of Ahmad Khan Durrani writes: “Azad
Khan had a much greater plan. He wanted to
unite Iran, Afghanistan, and Hindustan (India)
under one rule and create a vast Empire.” In
1750, Azad Khan defeated his rivals, Karim
Khan Zand, and Hasan Khan Qajar and
conquered Isfahan, the Capital of the Safavid
Empire. He sat on the throne of the Safavid
Empire and proclaimed himself as the king of
Persia in 1751 and in 1754 A.D..
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Azad Khan Afghan, the Shah of Iran
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