Silver Rupee of Aurangzeb

24 Aug 2018  Fri

Abul Muzaffar Muhi-ud-Din Muhammad Aurangzeb was the sixth Mughal Emperor of India. His reign lasted for almost half a century (from 1658 to 1707) and was marked by several conquests and the vast expansion of the Mughal Empire.

Aurangzeb forbade the use of Kalima to prevent its defiling as they passed through the hands of men His coins used poetic verses to praise his rule on the obverse and the reverse had a formula that was copied by all succeeding Mughals including the regnal year of the emperor along with the mint place.

This silver Rupee of Aurangzeb minted in 1103AH at Kabul. The obverse of the coin is inscribed with Persian legend ‘Sikka Zad Dar Jahan Chu Badr Munir Shah Aurangzeb Alamgir’. The reverse of the coin is read as ‘Zarb Kabul Sanah 36 Julus Mainamat Manus’. This coin was sold for INR 3,300 by Classical Numismatic Gallery.

Image Source: Classical Numismatic Gallery

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