Scarcer large silver rupee, Emperor Akbar (1556-1605), Ilahi year 44, month Khurdad, Lahore mint, Mughal Empire

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Inscriptions on both sides: Akbar's name and titles, Khurdad month, dated to Ilahi year 44 = AH 1005/1006 = 1597/1598 AD. Excellent coin, very attractive. Mint of Lahore. 21mm, 10.4 grams. Krause #93.11.The Mughal Dynasty is a line of Muslim emperors who reigned in India from1526 to 1858. Babur, the first mughal emperor, was a descendant of theTurkish conqueror Timur on his father's side and of the Mongol (or "mughal")conqueror Genghis Khan on his mother's side, InvadedIndia from Afghanistan and founded the Mughal Empire on the ruin of theDelhi 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 cityin Delhi again, Agra was a repository for all the wealth and talent ofone of the most extensive empires in the medieval world.