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Babur Copper Falus Sold For INR 19,000

18 Feb 2019  Mon

After defeating the Ibrahim Lodi the last ruler of Delhi Sultanate in the Battle of Panipat, Babur founded the Mughal Empire in India in the year 1526. Babur ruled the Mughal Empire from 1526 to 1530. He was a descendant of Timur on his father's side and Chengiz Khan from his mother’s side. In the beginning, he faced lots of opposition but after a long struggle, he managed to be a king of Delhi.

Babur ruled the Mughal Empire for almost 4 years, in these four years he issued coins in all three metals gold, silver and copper.

This copper falus was issued by Babur during the Hijri year 936. The weight of this falus is around 8.9g and it was minted in Agra. The obverse of this coin is inscribed with the name and title of the king and reverse of this coin is inscribed with the mint name. This copper falus was sold for INR 19,000 at Todywalla Auction held in Ahmadabad on 9th February 2019.

Image Courtesy: Todywalla Auction

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