Inscriptions on both sides: Names of Akbar and Jahangir, dated to 1027 AH = regnal year 13 = 1617/1618. 21mm, 11.35 grams. Qandahar mint. KM 142.2.
Excellent large coin, very attractive, thick and heavy. Much nicer than the scan.
Scarce type. Nuruddin Jahangir (August 31, 1569 - 1628) was the ruler of the Mughal Empire from 1605 until 1628. He signed a treaty with the British East India Company promising their merchants preferential treatment, opening India to Britain for the first time. He is also the person known to history as Shehzada Saleem of Anarkali fame. Personal nickname was Shaikhoo. 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, until 1638, 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 of one of the most extensive empires in the medieval world.