AR rupee, Akbar (1556-1605), Ilahi year 46, month Aban, Mughal Empire

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Inscriptions on both sides within a square border on obverse and a quarterfoil border: Akbar's name and titles, Aban month, dated to Ilahi year 46 = AH1008/1009 = 1599/1600 AD. Mint of Ahmdabad. 21mm, 11.5 grams. Krause #93. SKU T969-v7553

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 the Turkish conqueror Timur on his father's side and of the Mongol (or "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 neighboring Agra, until1638, when his great-great-grandson Shah Jahan built a new capital city in Delhi again, Agra was a repository for all the wealth and talent of one of the most extensive empires in the medieval world.