Khambayat mint of Mughal Empire

2019-08-19 Mon

Khambayat is also known as Khambat and Cambay; it is the only place in India where the Harappan craft -agate bead making- is found in the living tradition. According to the archaeological records the origin of the craft in Khambayat can be traced to nearby place Lothal. Lothal is an archaeological site, it is well known for Harappan outpost that flourished about 4000 years ago.

This silver rupee was issued by Mughal Emperor Muhammad Shah in the Hijri Year 1141 during 10th year of his reign. The obverse of this coin is inscribed with the name and title of the king Muhammad Shah. The reverse of this coin is inscribed with the Julus formula, mint name Khambyat and regnal year 10.

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