Silver Mahmudi of Jalal-ud-din Muhammad Akbar

21 Oct 2021  Thu

This silver Mahmudi was issued by Mughal Emperor Abu'l-Fath Jalal-ud-din Muhammad Akbar during his rule in Mughal Empire. 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.

Akbar ruled the Mughal Empire after the death of his father Humayun in the year 1556. He sat on the throne of the Mughal Empire when he was just 13 years old. After defeating Hemu, a Hindu general of the Sur dynasty in the Second Battle of Panipat, Akbar reacquired the Delhi throne and re-established the Mughal rule.

This silver rupee that weighs around 5.5g was minted in Mulher. The obverse of this silver rupee is inscribed with name and title of Muhammad Akbar and the reverse of this rupee is inscribed with Kalima.

Image Courtesy: Todywalla Auction

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