Maratha Confederacy Gulshanabad Nasik Mint

2024-01-18 Thu

Nasik, a city in Maharashtra, India, has a rich and varied history. In the early 14th century, it was controlled by the Sultan of Delhi’s viceroy. In 1350 CE, it came under the rule of the Bahamani kingdom, which lasted until the early 16th century. Then, it was passed to the Nizam Shahis of Ahmadnagar, who ruled until the Mughals conquered the region. The Mughals renamed the city Gulshanabad, meaning “city of roses”.

In the Fasli year 1161 (1751-52), Peshwas controlled this city and renamed to Nasik.

MARATHA CONFEDERACY issued this Silver Half-Rupee, 5.61g, minted at Gulshanabad Nasik Mint, in the name of Shah Alam II.

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