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Mohur

A gold coin issued in British India and associated states. It was equivalent to 15 rupees. British India stopped minting mohurs in 1918, but some states kept issuing them until the independence of India in 1947.
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(11) In the Ain's list of textiles, indeed, the word jamawar is applied only to shawl material: jarnawar-i-parm-narm, noted as one of the more expensive varieties of woollen cloth listed, the price per piece ranging from half to four mohurs. The most expensive of all is chira-i-parm-narm, or turban of Kashmir material, at 2 rupees to 25 mohurs, followed closely by parm-narm unqualified, at 2 rupees to 20 mohurs.
Palaces of porphyry, hung with the richest brocade, heaps of pearls and diamonds, vaults from which pagodas and gold mohurs were measured out by the bushel, filled the imagination even of men of business....