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Meharabi Coin of Akbar
Title Meharabi Coin of Akbar
Title2 Meharabi Coins of Akbar
Museum Name Allahabad Museum, Allahabad
Gallery Name NA
Object Type Coin
Main Material Gold
Medium Gold
Manufacturing Technique Casting
Main Artist NA
Artist's Nationality Indian
Artist's Life Date / Bio Data Not Known
Author NA
Country India
Provenance Not Known
Origin Place Agra, Uttar Pradesh
Find Place Not Known
Scribe Inscribed
Style Meharabi Coins
School Not Known
Patron/Dynasty Mughal Dynasty
Period / Year of Work 16th Century A.D.
Inscription The coin is inscribed in Persian script.
Mint Agra
Weight 10.87 gm
Detailed Description Akabar had issued some gold coins in Mehrabi (hexagonal with oblong upper and lower sides and the left and right side of the shapes of domes) shape also to commemorate some event; but they are extremely rare. The "Mehrabi" refers to the shape of the frame on several of Akbar's gold coins, as well as the lozenge-shaped flan on the exceptionally rare mohur of AH 981. It reflects the design of the typical mehrab or niche in the wall of a mosque that indicates the direction of prayer towards Mecca. The Mehrabi held an important place in the imagery of the Mughal court, and is specifically mentioned in the court chronicles Ain-e-Akbari by the emperor's secretary Abu l-Fadl 'Allami'
Coin Description Obverse Inside a lozenge the Kalima; Legend-Abu Bakr 'Umar 'Usman Ali
Coin Description Reverse inside a lozenge legend-(1) Khalad mulkahu (2) Badshah Ghazi (3) Muhammad (4) Jalalud-din Akbar (5) zarb baldat Agra
Brief Description The Meharabi gold coin was issued by Akbar.