Coin with Gemini Zodiac Sign
- Object Name:
- dated A.H. 1027/ A.D. 1618
- Attributed to India
- Diam. 13/16 in. (2 cm)
D. 1/8 in. (0.3 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Bequest of Joseph H. Durkee, 1898
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This coin bears a Gemini symbol found on the other objects in the collection, but it was not created for talismanic purposes. This sign instead corresponds to the month in which it was minted. In his memoirs, the Mughal emperor Jahangir recorded his inspired idea for the unusual design of this and other coins depicting the signs of the zodiac.
Inscription: dharaba ahmadabad jahangir padshah akbar padshah 1027
Minted in Ahmadabad Jahangir Padshah [son of] Akbar Padshah. 1027 
Joseph H. Durkee, New York (until d. 1898; bequeathed to MMA)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Following the Stars: Images of the Zodiac in Islamic Art," February 4, 1997–August 31, 1997, no. 10.
Carboni, Stefano. Following the Stars: The Zodiac in Islamic Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1997. no. 10, pp. 26-27, ill. (b/w).