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Thursday, June 2, 2016

Ancient Coin Review 107 : Antique Silver Rupee of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan year 1051 AH ( 1641 CE)

This is a silver coin or denominated as Rupee from the time of Emperor Shah Jahan of Mughal Empire who reigned India from 1628 - 1658 CE. The coin dated 1051 AH.

Below is an excerpt from Wiki :

Mirza Shahabuddin Baig Muhammad Khan Shah Jahan (Urdu: شہاب الدین محمد شاہجہاں‎; b. 5 January 1592 – 31 January 1666) was the fifth Mughal Emperor of India from 1628 to 1658. Born Prince Khurram, he was the son of Emperor Jahangir (31 August 1569 – 7 November 1627) and his Hindu Rajput wife, Taj Bibi Bilqis Makani (13 May 1573 – 18 April 1619).
He was chosen as successor to the throne after the death of his father in 1627. He was considered one of the greatest Mughals of the Timur family. Like his grandfather, Akbar, he was eager to expand his vast empire.
While he was encamped in Baghdad, the Ottoman Sultan Murad IV is known to have met the Shah Jahan's ambassadors: Mir Zarif and Mir Baraka, who presented 1000 pieces of finely embroidered cloth and even armor. Murad IV presented them with the finest weapons, saddles and Kaftans and ordered his forces to accompany the Mughals to the port of Basra, where they set sail to Thatta and finally Surat.[citation needed]
Shah Jahan had exchanged ambassadors and documents with the Murad IV, it was through these exchanges led by the Mughal ambassador Sayyid Muhiuddin and his counterpart the Ottoman ambassador Arsalan Agha, that Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan received Mimar Yusuf, Isa Muhammad Effendi and Ismail Effendi, two Turkish architects and students of the famous Koca Mimar Sinan Agha. Both of them later comprised among the Mughal team that would design and build the Taj MahalIn 1658, he fell ill and was confined by his son and successor Aurangzeb in Agra Fort until his death in 1666.
The period of his reign was considered the golden age of Mughal architecture. Shah Jahan erected many monuments, the best known of which is the Taj Mahal at Agra, built in 1632–1654 as a tomb for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal (1 September 1593 – 17 June 1631).

See below my other Mughal coin from Emperor Aurangzeb
Mughal Aurangzeb Coin

Obverse : sahab-e-qiran sani badshah ghazi
Reverse : Contains kalima sahada in square around four khalifas name. Year 1051

Weight : 11.37gm
Diam : 22mm
Denom : Rupee
Metal : AR
Year : 1051 AH ( 1641 CE)
Mint : Allahabad
Rarity : Purchased Price : USD
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1 comment:

  1. I have one such coin, with Arabic inscription. Don't know how much value it has