1911 Encyclopædia Britannica/Mohur

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MOHUR, the name of a Persian gold coin, used in India from the 16th century. The word is taken from the Persian muhr a seal or ring. Between 1835 and 1891 a gold coin, also called a “mohur,” was struck by the government of British India and was of the nominal value of 15 rupees. On the establishment of a gold standard in India in 1899, on the basis of 16d. a rupee, the British sovereign was declared legal tender and the mohur was thus superseded.