Muzaiyan Couplet on Jahangir Coins

30 May 2018  Wed

Jahangir was a fourth Emperor of the Mughal dynasty who ruled the Empire from 1605 to 1627 AD. He issued remarkable verities of coins in his reign.

The Rupees of Jahangir that bore the ‘Muzaiyan’ couplet were excellent in their calligraphy and design. It shows how much a lover of art, he was. Meaning of the word Muzaiyan is adorned, embellished, decorate, and beautified.

The obverse of the coin depicts the legend ‘Ba Naam Shah Nur al-Din Jahangir’ while the reverse of the coin inscribed as ‘Mah Aban Ilahi Muzaiyanabad, Zarb Ahmadabad’.

The couplet may be translated as: In the name of Nur al-Din Jahangir /struck at Ahmadabad, the beautified city, in the month Aban of the Ilahi.

Above shown beautiful Muzaiyan couplet coin of Jahangir sold for INR 2,600 by Classical Numismatic Gallery.

Image Source: Classical Numismatic Gallery

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