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Indian Coins, Mughal. Jallauddin Muhammad Akbar , 1556-1605 AD, Gold Mohur 11.91 g. 19.55 mm. die-axis 6 o'clock. To commemorate the conquest of the fortress of Asirgah, the strong place of Khandesh, struck at Asir.

Obverse: Hawk standing right with floral ornamentation in field, within double circle with pellet between.

Reverse: Persian legend ALLAH AKBAR ISFANDARMUZ ILAHI 49 ZARB ASIR, Asir mint and the date 49 within double circle with pellet between.

          The coin is die-identical with the specimens in the collection of the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, England. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, U.S.A. National Museum, New Delhi, India, (59.39/79).

          An extraordinary rarity of Indian coinage in genuine Mohur of the Mughal Imperial mints, solid gold coin not a filled metal electrotypes / reproductions.

          Islam prohibits displaying the images or idols of human or animals. As soon as Shah Jahan came to throne, he imposed a death penalty for the use of these coins and ordered that they should be returned to the royal mint and melted. And for this reason, these coins are now rarely seen in museums or private collections, these coins are extremely rare.