Itawa mint of Mughal Empire

2019-08-09 Fri

The word Itawa is derived from the burner of bricks (where the bricks are made), this city had a thousand of brick center between its boundaries. This city is a city situated on the bank of river Yamuna in the Indian States of Uttar Pradesh; it is the 26th most populous city of Uttar Pradesh. This city is well known as the important center for the First War of Independence - 1857. It is believed that this region has existed in the Bronze Age. During the ancient period, the Panchala used to live here, the panchala used to have a close relationship with Kurus. During the first war of Independence in the year 1857, the major events occurred in Itawa.

During the medieval period this city control by the Mughal Empire. This silver rupee was issued by Mughal Emperor Jahandar Shah during the first year of his reign. The obverse of this coin is inscribed with the name and title of the king Jahandar Shah. The reverse of the coin is inscribed with the regnal year and mint name.

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