Behind the Craft - Mohur 2023

Behind the Craft - Mohur 2023

May 31 , 2023

The Mohur, meaning symbol or seal, was first recorded in the history of world coinage as long ago as 1540.

Introduced by the Mughal Emperor Sher Shah Suri, known locally as Sher Khan or the Lion King, the founder of the Sur Empire in Northern India, it was seen as a symbol of the Emperor’s power and wealth.

Some may say it was fate that this symbol of wealth and prestige should come to represent The East India Company.

Founded in the year 1600 by way of Royal Charter by Elizabeth I the Company has long since been acknowledged as the world’s first global corporation.