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The zodiacal coins of Shah Jahangir

British Museum

The zodiacal coins of Shah Jahangir

by British Museum

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Published by British Museum Publications in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statement(British Museum).
ContributionsScrase, David.
The Physical Object
Pagination12 slides
Number of Pages12
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20304713M

This coin was issued by Jahangir's central mint at Agra the following year, AH (AD ), and is also dated in the 14th year of his reign. It depicts Capricorn, a goat-like creature, which was equated with the Ilahi month, Di. The Persian inscription on the reverse is the same on all of Jahangir's zodiacal coins. The thirteenth regnal year of Jahangir is remarkable for the issue of the Zodiac coins. Jahangir replaced the name of the Persian months with the Zodiac signs denoting that particular month according to the Persian tradition. These coins are specially revered for their artistic execution. Jahangir married a beautiful woman, Mehr-un-Nissa in

Lot - India, Mughal Empire, Jahangir (), gold Zodiac Mohur, Cancer the Crab, g, Kashmir, AH, regnal year 20 (), crab framed by 47 sun rays, within a plain circular border with beads in outer margin, rev. Persian legend be hukam shah jahangir yaft sad zewar ba name nur jahan badshah begum zar zarb Kashmir, 20, (By.   The reign of Shah Jahan is considered by the historians as the most glorious period of the Mughal rule in India. After his coronation as the Mughal Badshah, Shah Jahan immediately banned the Zodiac coins issued by Jahangir. The Zodiac coin carried figures of humans as well as animals which were considered by Shah Jahan as un-Islamic.

Thereafter, Salim married, in quick succession, a number of accomplished girls from the aristocratic Mughal and Rajput families. One of his early favourite wives was a Rajput Princess, Jagat Gosain Begum. Jahangir named her Taj Bibi Bilqis Makani and she gave birth to Prince Khurram, the future Shah Jahan, who was Jahangir's successor to the essor: Akbar. Coins of Shah Jahan: Historians consider the reign of Shah Jahan as the most glorious period of the Mughal rule in India. Shah jahan was a great admirer of artistic excellence, and he was also a devout Muslim. The world famous monument Taj Mahal was a creation of this emperor.


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To placate them, he banned the use of Jahangir’s portrait coins, the Zodiac coins as well as the Nur Jahani coins. Anyone found to be in possession of these coins was given capital punishment. As a result, most of these coins were melted and : Krutika Haraniya.

Jahangir issued an attractive series of coins in gold and silver representing the twelve signs of the Zodiac. His son Shah Jahan later ordered all these coins melted, accounting for their extreme rarity now.

The origin of Jahangir's zodiac series is known from his own entry in his memoir Tuzk-e-Jahangiri. "This book on Jahangir's coins is a treat to the eyes of a coin lover. The research is painstakingly done and data is thorough. Thanks to the decades of work put in by Mr. Andrew Liddle." —Dr.

Prashant Kulkaran, chairman, Indian Coin Society/5(2). Jahangir's Zodiac Coins Jahangir was the son of Akbar by his Rajput queen, Princess Jodhabai of Amber. Janagir's coins are known for several innovations including the first portrait Mughal Mohurs and the famous Zodiac series of coins.

Jahangir struck his zodiacal coins in both gold and silver. Ze Naam Shah Jahangir Shah Akbar Nur. Translation of the poetry is ‘Ever on the face of the coin of Lahore may there be light by the name of Shah Jahangir, Shah Akbar’s son’. There is another ‘Hamisha’ couplet found on the coins of Jahangir, which he had issued during the reign of Akbar.

The coins depicts poetic couplet. The coins that were issued in the time of Jahangir bore the name 'Nuruddin Jahangir Shah Akbar Shah' on one side and the other side followed the Ilahi coins of Akbar.

These coins bore the mint's name, the Ilahi (Persian) month, the regnal and the Hijri years. On Mughal Emperor Jahangir/Couplet coin Obverse top line. Reverse bottom line. Obverse Reverse (On obverse) HAMESHA BAD ABRE RUYE SIKKA-E-LAHOR (On reverse) ZE NAME SHAHE JAHANGIR, SHAH AKBAR NOOR [Every may be on the face of the coin of Lahore.

Light by the name of Shah Jahangir (son of) Akbar] Dynasty: Mughal, Emperor Jahangir / Couplet coin Patna or Lahore. She issued gold coins with the couplet "Ja hukm Shah Jehangir Yaft Shud Zeaur Ba-nam Nurjahan Badshah Begum". Translated, it means "By order of Shan Jehangir, gold attained a hun­dred beauties when the name of Nurjahan Badshah Begum was placed on it." Jehangir's health failed due to over drinking.

In course of time, the Zodiac coins issued by Jahangir became one of the rarest coins of India and a much valued possession of the modern numismatists in India. The new coins issued by Shah Jahan were no less elegant.

Coins were issued in gold, silver and copper as well. They were in various shapes such as round, square, and octagonal.

The first zodiac coins were struck by Jahangir at Ahmadabad and are of the following zodiac signs: Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer and Leo. After Jahangir left Ahmadabad for Agra he made a stop at Fathepur. Here a zodiac mohur (zodiac sign Aries) was issued. After that zodiac mohurs were issued from basically Agra only.

Mughal Empire, Jahangir,AV Zodiac Mohur, g, Scorpio, Agra, AH, yr,az jahangir shah, shah-e akbar yaft dar agra ruye zar zewar(the face of gold received ornaments at Agra from Jahangir Shah, (son of) Shah Akbar), rev. scorpion right within a sunburst. [Coin struck] by the order of Shah Jehangir, [This] gold hath a hundred beauties gained with the inscription of the name of Noor Jehan, the Badshah Begum (Empress).

In the waning years of his reign (AH /22 - ), Jahangir lost himself in drink, and allowed his queen Nur Jahan to effectively run the administration of the empire. They illustrate the major importance Jahangir assigned to his gold coins and to astrology.

Gold mohur featuring the zodiac sign of Pisces, minted in in Agra. The Beginning of the 13th Year of Jahangir's Reign. Akbar died on 27 October His son Jahangir unofficially took. Indian coins are becoming increasingly popular among collectors which is causing their prices to increase.

Coin prices are a function of rarity and quality of the coin. Given below are the 7 priciest coins of India. Jahangir 'Wine Cup' Gold Mohur (USD ,) Jahangir was the son of Akbar by his Rajput queen, Princess Jodhabai of Amber.

Modern Asian coins, pseudo coins and trade tokens» Indian subcontinent: Mughal, Princely states and colonial () (Moderator: asm)» Jahangir Zodiac Rupee. Each month was represented by an appropriate sign of the Zodiac, recording its particular month of issue.

Because many of these coins had been recalled and melted by Jahangir’s successor, Shah Jahan, original strikes (like this coin) are very rare and are highly sought after.

The couplet coins of Jahangir had paid tribute to his beloved queen, Noor Jahan: "By order of Shah Jahangir gained a hundred beauties gold by the name of NoorJahan Badshah Begum.". Two rare gold coins of the Mughal Emperor Jahangir are on offer at the NY INC coin fair, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel on 19th January.

Lot is a Mohur depicting an image of Taurus the Bull, struck at Agra mint (estimate $80,). This is an extremely rare and desirable coin made at. Indian Numismatic Books For Sale. Call us: Ahmad Shah Bahadur Akbar Aurangzeb Farrukhsiyar Mahmud Shah II Muhammad Shah Shah Alam II Shah Jahan Portuguese Presidency Coins of Jahangir Book - Price ₹ New.

MUGHAL DYNASTY (5) NUR JAHAN (Wife of Emperor Jhangir) NUR JAHAN. Wife of Emperor Jhangir, issued coins in her name by authority of Emperor Jahangir from to A.D ( A.H), 18 th November ( A.H) The great empress, aged sixty eight passed away.

She was buried, in mausoleum, she had built for herself beside that of her husband at Lahore (Pakistan). FFive Coins with Signs of the Zodiac (,) These gold coins were minted in India during the reign of the Mughal emperor Jahangir (r.

–27). On the reverse of each there is an image of the constellation corresponding to the month of issue, and on the obverse a poetic inscription, a number for the year of Jahangir’s reign, and the corresponding year in.Nine coins from the reign of Jahangir: ,, The Mughal ruler Jahangir (r.

A.D. –27) had, among his many artistic interests, a particular concern for the appearance of the coins struck during his reign.

He explained in his autobiography that since dated coins, minted at the time, bore the month in addition to the year, he had. Among them are both coins with the portrait of Jahangir and the largest ensemble of extremely rare gold mohurs featuring zodiac signs that has ever been on offer.

They illustrate the major importance Jahangir assigned to his gold coins and to astrology. Gold mohur featuring the zodiac sign of Pisces, minted in in Agra.