Collection Highlights: Heberden Coin Room
Jahangir (AD 1611)
Indian, gold muhur, 21 mm diameter, minted at Agra. Sagittarius / Inscription.
A superb example of the numismatic art of the Mughals – the coin displays on the obverse Sagittarius, the sun-sign of the month of the Persian Calendar in which it was struck at Agra. The reverse inscription is engraved in the Nastaliq style of calligraphy and alludes to the poetic idea of gold being ‘enlightened' with the name of the emperor inscribed on it.