Bareilly and Mughal Empire

19 Jul 2019  Fri

Bareilly is a city situated in the Indian States of Uttar Pradesh. This city is also known as Nath Nagri and Bans-Bareilly. The name Bans-Bareilly is derived from ‘bans-market’; it is the name of two princes Bansaldev and Baraldev, sons of Jagat Singh Katehriya, who founded the city in 1537. Bareilly is a center for furniture manufacturing and trade in cotton, cereal, and sugar.

According to the Indian epic like ‘Mahabharata’; this city was once known with the name of ‘Panchala’ the birthplace of ‘Draupadi’ who is also known as ‘Panchali’. During the medieval period, this city was ruled by a different clan of Kshatriya Rajputs. Later; this city caught into in the hands of Muslim Turkish Delhi Sultanate before getting absorbed in the emerging Mughal Empire. The foundation of the modern City of Bareilly foundation was laid by Mughal governor Mukrand Rai in 1657 during the rule of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb.

This silver rupee was issued by Mughal Emperor Farrukhsiyar in the hijri year 1125 during the 2nd year of this reign. The obverse of this coin is inscribed with the name and title of the king Farrukhsiyar and Hijri year. The reverse side of the coin is inscribed with a mint name and regnal year.

Image Courtesy: Todywalla Auction

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