Silver half Rupee of Jahangir

16 May 2018  Wed

Mirza Nuruddin Beig Mohammed Khan Salim was known in history by his imperial name Salim or Jahangir. He was the fourth Mughal emperor who ruled between 1605 – 1627 CE. Among all the Mughal Emperors he was undoubtedly the greatest patron of fine arts. He took a great interest in it.

Depicted here is a silver half rupee with pre accession name of Salim. The obverse of the coin is engraved with Persian legend ‘Salim Shah Sultan Akbar Shah’ with Persian month ‘Tir’. The reverse of the coins inscribed with legend ‘Malik-ul-Mulk Sikka Zad Bar Zar Zarb Ahmadabad’. This coin was sold for INR 39,000 by Classical Numismatic Gallery.

Image Courtesy: Classical Numismatic Gallery