13 Aug 2019  Tue

Multan is one of the oldest city of Asian subcontinents; today it is situated in the city of Punjab, Pakistan. It is the 7th largest city of Pakistan and also the major cultural and economic center of southern Punjab. The Multan is derived from the Sanskrit word ‘Mulasthana’ which is named after a Sun Temple. But, some expert also says that the word Multan is derived from the Persian word ‘mulastana’ which means ‘frontier land’. During the medieval period at the time of Mahabharata, it was the capital of Trigarta Kingdom ruled by the Katoch Dynasty.

During the medieval period, it was an important trading center and mercantile center in a setting of the political stability offered by the Delhi Sultanate, the Lodis, and Mughals.

This gold mohur was issued by Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb during the 15th year of his reign in the Hijri year 1083. The obverse of this coin is inscribed with the name and title of king. The reverse of this coin is inscribed with mint name Multan and regnal year.

Image Courtesy: Todywalla Auction

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