Silver rupee, Akbar (1556-1605), Ilahi Shahriwar 43, Ahmadabad, Mughal Empire

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"Allah akbar Jalla Jalil" ("God is great, glorified be his glory") (a play on the personal name of Akbar) // "Zarb Ahmadabad", "Shahriwar Ilahi 43" (Shahriwar being the name of the month), Shahriwar month, dated to Ilahi year 43 = AH 1005/1006 = 1596/1597 AD. Mint of Ahmadabad. 22mm, 11.24 grams. Krause #93.2. SKU T590-52166

The Mughal Dynasty is a line of Muslim emperors who reigned in India from 1526 to 1858. Babur, the first mughal emperor, was a descendant of the Turkish conqueror Timur on his father's side and of the Mongol (n, mughal) conqueror Genghis Khan on his mother's side, Invaded India from Afghanistan and founded the Mughal Empire on the ruin of the Delhi Sultanate. From 1526, when Babur defeated Sultan Ibrahim Lodi, the ruler of Delhi and established himself in neighbouring Agra, until1638, when his great-great-grandson Shah Jehan built a new capital city in Delhi again, Agra was a repository for all the wealth and talent ofone of the most extensive empires in the medieval world.