Gwalior and Mughal Empire

2019-07-20 Sat

Gwalior is the major city situated in the Indian States of Madhya Pradesh, it is the fourth largest town situated in the state Madhya Pradesh. This city got its fame from the Gwalior Fort which is at built at the top of vast rocky massif, The Mughal Emperor Babur had called this fort as ‘’the pearl amongst the fortresses of Hind”.

This city is also known as the cultural center of the famous poet and Musician Tansen, who was one amongst the nine jewels (navaratnas) in the Emperors Akbar’s court. The imposing fort, which is visible from all parts of the city, was built way back in the 15th century by Raja Man Singh Tomar. This city came in the hands of Mughals during the reign of Babur, and the Mughal Empire had their control over it till 1730, later it seized by Ranoji Scindia’s of Maratha.

This gold mohur was issued by Mughal Emperor Muhammad Shah during the 10th year of his reign. The obverse of this coin is inscribed with the name and title of the king Muhammad Shah. The reverse of this coin is inscribed with the mint name.

Image Courtesy: Todywalla Auction