Tatta Mint and Mughal Empire

2019-08-27 Tue

Tatta is the city situated in Pakistan in the province of Sindh. During the medieval period, this city was the capital of Sindh; this city had also served as the seat of power for the three successive dynasties. The city of Tatta is very famous for several monuments which are built around the city. Tatta Malki Necropolis is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is one of the largest cemeteries and also has numerous tombs which were built between the 14th and 18th century.

During the medieval period, this city was ruled by the Mughal Empire. In the year 1592; when Jahangir sat on the throne of the Mughal Empire this city came under the control of the Mughal Empire. It was ruled by Mughal Empire from Delhi. This led to the decline of the city’s prosperity as some trade was shifted towards other Mughal ports. During the reign of Shah Jahan, this city was destroyed by the devastating storm in the year 1637. However, the city regains its prosperity with the arrival of European merchants when East India Company set up its small trading post between 1652 and 1660.

This gold mohur was issued by Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb from the mint Tatta during 4th year of this reign in the Hijri Year 1074. 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.

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