Muhammad Akbar Ambar Mint Coin

25 Feb 2021  Thu

The Mughal Empire hardly needs any introduction; it’s one of the famous dynasties that ruled India for almost 280 years. The rule of the Mughal Empire is known as the golden period in Indian history. It was started with the victory of Babar with the victory over Ibrahim Lodi in the First Battle of Panipat in the year 1526.

Abu'l-Fath Jalal-ud-din Muhammad Akbar was the third ruler of the Mughal Empire. He sat on the throne of the Mughal Empire in the year 1556 CE at the age of 16 and ruled it until 1605 CE. During the rule of Muhammad Akbar, the Mughal Empire was at its highest peak. He was a cunning general, and he continued his military expansion throughout his reign. Coins issued by Akbar provide a powerful reflection of his personality. His coins reflect the power of this mighty empire and are the most exquisite and varied among the ones that were minted by other Mughal emperors.

This copper dam which weighs around 20.20g was issued by Muhammad Akbar during his rule in the Mughal Empire. This copper dam was issued from the mint Amer or Ambar, today Ambar is a part of Jaunpur city. During the medieval period, it was the capital of the Rajput Kachhwaha dynasty. Raja Man Singh of Ambar was one of the most illustrious courtiers and generals of Akbar. His sister, referred to as ‘Mariam al-Zamani’ was the mother of Jahangir.

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