Aurangabad Mint of Mughal Empire

2019-09-04 Wed

Aurangabad is a city of Maharashtra state in India; it was the administrative capital of Marathwada region. This city is well-known for the production of cotton textile and artistic silk fabrics. This city is also famous for its tourist destinations like Ajanta and Ellora, which are designated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

During the medieval period, this city was a part of the Mughal Empire. In 1636 CE, the Mughal Emperor and viceroy, Aurangzeb annexed this city. In 1653 CE, Aurangzeb renamed this city as ‘Aurangabad’ and also declared it as the capital of Mughal Empire's Deccan region.

This silver rupee was issued by Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb from Aurangabad Mint. It was issued during the 27th year of his reign in the Hijri year 1093. The obverse of this coin is inscribed with the name and title of the king Aurangzeb. The reverse of this coin is inscribed with the julus formula, mint name and regnal year.

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