|Reigned:||1628-1658 AD (1037-1068 AH)|
|Mint:||Surat||Issued:||Year 24 = 1652 AD|
|Obverse:||Central incription within square, knots at corners. Persian script. Ruler's name on second line.|
|Reverse:||Central incription within square, knots at corners. Persian script.|
MUGHAL EMPIRE -SHAH JAHAN
In October 1627, Shah Jahan, son of Emperor Jahangir succeeded to the throne, where he inherited a vast and rich empire. At mid-century this was perhaps the greatest empire in the world. Shah Jahan commissioned the famous Taj Mahal (1630-1653) in Agra which was built by the Persian architect Ustad Ahmad Lahauri as a tomb for Shah Jahan's wife Mumtaz Mahal, who died giving birth to their 14th child.
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