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Indian Coins, Mughal. Jallauddin Muhammad Akbar , 1556-1605 AD,
Gold Mohur (11.95 grams; 20 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 circles
with pellet between.
Reverse: Persian legend ALLAH AKBAR ISFANDARMUZ ILAHI 49 ZARB ASIR,
Asir mint and the date 49 within double
circles with pellet between.
Probably the finest specimen known of this attractive.
The coin is die-identical with the specimens in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, U.S.A., National Museum, New Delhi, India. (59.39/79)
This extremely rare type is genuine gold coin of the Imperial mints, seldom found outside museum collections.
If one does not find the die similarity, one should treat them with caution.
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.