Jahangir zodiacal gold coin Leo-License-CC by 2.0

Jahangir zodiacal gold coin Leo-License-CC by 2.0

This coin was minted by Mughal emperor Jahangir (1605-28) , son of Akbar, at Agra, India, in 1619.See the other zodiacal coins:

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Jahangir recorded his thoughts about these coins in his diary on 20 March 1619:

‘Previously to this, the rule of the coinage was that on the face of the metal they stamped my name, and on the reverse the name of the place and the year of the reign. At this time it entered my mind that in place of the month they should substitute the figure of the constellation which belonged to that month … in each month that was struck, the figure of the constellation was to be on one face, as if the sun was emerging from it.’