mohur

[moh-her]
noun
  1. any of various gold coins of India, introduced in the 16th century by various Mogul princes and later used by the British as the standard gold coin of India.

Origin of mohur

1690–1700; earlier muhr < Urdu < Persian: seal, gold coin; akin to Sanskrit mudrā
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mohur

noun
  1. a former Indian gold coin worth 15 rupees

Word Origin for mohur

C17: from Hindi
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