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Did Sher Shah Suri introduce Rupee?

Claim:Sher Shah Suri introduced and standardised the Rupee. The Mughals continued to categorise currency along Suri's tri-metallic formula.Mohurs were struck in gold, Rupees in silver and the humble daam, precursor to the paisa, was cast in copper.

Fact:1800 years before Sher Shah Suri was even born, Arthashastra mentions silver coin called “Rupya”. 1100 years before Sher Shah, Kumaragupta issued Golden Mudra(Mohur), Silver Rupya(Rupaya) and copper Damma(Dam)

Source: https://twitter.com/TIinExile/status/1200418141022507009

did_mughals_introduce_rupee.txt · Last modified: 2020/03/14 08:58 by user