City Burhanpur and Mughal Empire

16 Jul 2019  Tue

Burhanpur is a small city situated in the Indian states of Madhya Pradesh; it is situated on the bank of river Tapi. This city has a good historical background which is connected to the other cities of India via the railway network. During the ancient period, it was one of the important cities under Rashtrakuta dynasty. Many coins, goddess idols, and temple were found when on this place was done.

Burhanpur was founded by Nasir Khan in the year 1399 CE; he was the first independent prince of Faruqi Dynasty, later it was annexed by Mughal Emperor Akbar in the year 1601 CE. During the period of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, this city was beautifully developed. Shah Jahan made Shahi Qila for his wife along with many other monuments of historical significance. Later, Parviz, son of Jahangir chose Burhanpur as his headquarters when he was governing the Mughal provinces in Deccan region.

This gold mohur was issued by Mughal Emperor Jahangir from the mint Burhanpur, during the 16th year of this reign in the month of Aban. The obverse of this coin is inscribed with the name and title of Jahangir. The reverse of this coin is inscribed with mint name and month.

Image Courtesy: Todywalla Auction

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