Token: India Mughal Empire (Mohur of Akbar)  1600
Token: India Mughal Empire (Mohur of Akbar) 1600

Hello Tiggert -- This may not be your exact piece, but it should supply a starting point for further research. (To send pictures, start and e-mail exchange using the Contact button.)

The piece in our picture is a fairly common gold token from the Mughal Empire in India, dating around AH1000 on the Islamic calendar, about 1600AD on the Gregorian (Western) calendar. It weighs about 10 to 13 grams and is modelled after a Mohur of Akbar, from the Urdu Zafar Qarin mint.

Very approximate catalog values run like this:

worn: $400 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $650
well preserved: $1000
fully uncirculated: $1250

The token in our picture comes from Spink in London where it sold for 550 British pounds (about $800 US dollars) during a 2013 auction.

Coin: 19168 , Genre: Tokens
Requested by: tiggert, Sat, 02-May-2015 15:37:04 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sun, 03-May-2015 01:55:20 GMT
Requester description: 1650 Mughal script in three rows on one side. More script in pattern on ghe other side.
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