Shah Jahan (AH 1037-1068 (1628-1658)). Fr-787; KM-255.6.
Shah Jahan was among the greatest patrons of Islamic architecture, leaving behind many grand structures constructed during his reign. Perhaps the most famous of these, the Taj Majal, which Shah Jahan built out of love for his wife the empress Momtas Mahal. Located in Agra India, the Taj Majal is universally considered a world heritage site and considered one of the man made wonders of the world by many.
From the Akola hoard. This date was previously unknown until the discovery of a hoard many years ago along the river banks near the city of Akola. These are thought to have been sent from the Surat Mint as payment for troops fighting near Golconda. The entire mintage was thought to have been swept away by early monsoon flooding in the area where the currier stopped to rest for the evening.
Well struck, fully lustrous and very choice.