Berar Mint of Muhammad Akbar

2024-04-25 Thu

Berar was a kingdom located in the Deccan region, with Elichpur as its capital. It was one of the Subahs of the Mughal Empire.

According to the Ain-i-Akbari, Berar's original name was Waradatat, which meant "banks of the Varada River." In 1596 (AH 1004), Berar was ceded to Emperor Akbar by Chand Bibi.

Muhammad Akbar issued silver coins minted in Berar from Ilahi 42 until the end of his reign. Some of these silver rupees had the names 'Rama' and 'Gobind' written on them, while there is a duck on one of the types.

Some coins have stars in the background, while some have floral backgrounds or ornaments.

Image Courtesy: Classical Numismatic Gallery