INDIA - MUGHAL EMPIRE - AN EARLY PORTRAIT ON ISLAMIC COINAGE : THE FIRST PORTRAITS ON MOGHOL COINAGE, THE MOHUR OF JAHANGIR. Nur-Ud-Din Muhammad Jahangir, AH 1014-1037 (1605-1628). Mohur au portrait AH 1020-An 6 (1611). Buste de Jahangir auréolé et tenant une coupe, à droite / Lion sur fond de soleil rayonnnant, à droite. 10,74g. Fr. 758 ; KM 179.4 ; Catalogue of Oriental Coins 315 (mêmes coins).
D'une importance historique primordiale. Superbe exemplaire.
Probably the finest specimen known of this attractive and rare type. The Mughal historian Muhammad Hashim Khafi Khan records that the emperor Jahangir gave orders in AH 1020 (1611) for the issue of a new coin for presentation. The Emperor ordered that this new coin should be given to favourite Amirs or most devoted servants, and that they were to wear it respectfully on the sash of the turban or on the breast front as a life preserving amulet.