High quality bronze dam of Akbar (1556-1605), Dar ul-Khalifat Agra mint, Mughal Empire

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Inscriptions on both sides: mint name and mint epiphet, date. 21mm, 15.43 grams. Mint of Dar ul-Khalifat. Whitehead (Punjab) 611-613; Krause KM 28.1.

Akbar (14 October 1542 27 October 1605), also known as Akbar the Great, was Mughal Emperor from 1556 until his death. He was the third and one of the greatest ruler of the Mughal Dynasty in India. Akbar succeeded his father, Humayun, under a regent, Bairam Khan, who helped the young emperor expand and consolidate Mughal domains in India. A strong personality and a successful general, Akbar gradually enlarged the Mughal Empire to include nearly all of the Indian Subcontinent north of the Godavari river. His power and influence, however, extended over the entire country because of Mughal military, political, cultural, and economic dominance.