Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Akbar Silver One Rupee Coin of Karrah Mint

Abu'l-Fath Jalal-ud-din Muhammad Akbar (15 October 1542– 27 October 1605), popularly known as Akbar I , literally "the great") was the third Mughal emperor, who reigned from 1556 to 1605. 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 Godavaririver. His power and influence, however, extended over the entire country because of Mughal military, political, cultural, and economic dominance. 

To unify the vast Mughal state, Akbar established a centralised system of administration throughout his empire and adopted a policy of conciliating conquered rulers through marriage and diplomacy. To preserve peace and order in a religiously and culturally diverse empire, he adopted policies that won him the support of his non-Muslim subjects. Eschewing tribal bonds and Islamic state identity, Akbar strove to unite far-flung lands of his realm through loyalty, expressed through an Indo-Persian culture, to himself as an emperor who had near-divine status.

Akbar, Karrah Mint, Silver Rupee, AH 973, Obv: kalima shahada in centre, around four khalifas name, Rev: jalal ud din muhammad akbar badshah ghazi, mint name in right margin, 11.32g, 24.00mm, Unlisted Type, about very fine with test marks on both sides, Very Rare.