This silver coin seems to have been struck on an existing Nazarana coin. The word Nazarana is derived from the Persian ‘nazr’ and means a presentation or tribute. On special occasions, Nazaranas or Nazars were presented to the king. People would order and buy these coins from the mint when they wanted to make a special gift. An additional fee had to be paid for these coins as they demanded extra labour. Nazaranas were struck on wider planchets and contained full impressions of both the dies.
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TitleAkbar, Silver Coin of Ahmedabad Mint
PeriodCoin issued: 44 (regnal year); Reign: 963-1014 (Hijri year) / AD 1556-1605