Ahmedabad during Mughal Empire

2019-08-05 Mon

Ahmedabad is also pronouns as Ahdavad, it is situated in the Indian States of Gujarat. It is the largest city and formal capital of Gujarat. It is also the administrative headquarters of the Ahmadabad district and the seat of the Gujarat High Court. This city is an important economic and administrative hub in India, it also the second-largest producer of cotton in India, and it's stock exchange is the country's second-oldest.

During the medieval period, this city was ruled by the Mughal Empire. In the year 1573, this city came under the control of Mughal emperor Akbar. Under the rule of the Mughal Empire, the city was the leading center for textile. Jahangir dint found this city much interesting and he named this city as Gardabad, the city of dust. However, Shah Jahan spent a major part in the development of this city, he contrasted the Moti Shahi Mahal in Shahibaugh.

This silver rupee was issued by Mughal ruler Akbar from the mint Ahmedabad. The weight of this coin is around 11.35g. The obverse of this coin is inscribed as ‘Allahu Akbar at the top, Jale Jalaluhu at the bottom’. The reverse of this coin is inscribed as ‘Ilahi month Aban at the top, mint name Ahmedabad and year at the bottom.

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