Shihabuddin Muhammad Shah Jahan was the fifth Mughal Emperor who ruled the dynasty from 1628 to 1658 AD. The reign of Shah Jahan is considered by historians as the most glorious period of the Mughal rule in India.
Shah Jahan discontinued the Akbar and Jahangir’s coinage legacy. Exceptionally mentioning Ilahi months on his coins he introduced new styles. The legends started appearing within various geometrical shapes and Kalima and name of the Rashidoon Caliphs started appearing on the obverse of the coins.
The above shown silver Rupee of Shah Jahan was minted at Ahmadabad in 1039 AH. The obverse of a coin is depicts with a legend ‘Sahib-e-Qiran Sani Shihabuddin Muhammad Shah Jahan Badshah Gazi’ while reverse of a coin inscribed with Kalima, Mint name, RY and Ilahi Month ‘Ilahi Mah Azar Zarb Ahmadabad Sanah 2 La Ilaha Illallahu Muammadur Rasulullah’.
Image Source: Classical Numismatic Gallery