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Junagadh

Junagadh

17 Aug 2019  Sat

Junagadh is a district in the situated in the Indian states of Gujarat; it is the seventh-largest city in Gujarat. The meaning of the word Junagadh is ‘Old Fort’. It was a part of Saurashtra state and the Bombay State. Later in the year 1960, after the Maha Gujarat movement, it became the part of newly formed Gujarat State.

The Junagadh State became a Mughal dependency during the rule of Mughal Emperor Akbar. Later on, the Mughal Empire started to collapse Babis got involved in a conflict with the Gaekwad dynasty of the Maratha Confederacy over the control of Gujarat.

This silver rupee which weighs around 11.56g was issued by Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb during 34th year of his reign in the Hijri Year 1102. The obverse of this coin is inscribed with the name and title of the king. The reverse of this coin is inscribed with the mint name.

Image Courtesy: Todywalla Auction.

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