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Offline Rangnath

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Mohammad Shah Rupee: uncertain mint
« on: February 06, 2008, 11:44:40 PM »
I think that this is a km 436 type coin with Mohammad's name off the flan?  The mint is at the bottom of the reverse, but what is it? Is Gwalior a posiblity?
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Re: Mohammad Shah Rupee: uncertain mint
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2008, 11:46:11 PM »
And this one I "read" as being from Kabul.  Sure, I'm curious, am I right?
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Re: Mohammad Shah Rupee: uncertain mint
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2008, 12:39:20 AM »
The first rupee is still a mistery. It must be a rupee of Muhammad Shah, because it has the Ry. 20.
Gwalior is no option, but which mint it might be, I just don't know. An initial 'Ka' is never written like this in a mint name, so it must be a second or third letter, but which name...???

The second coin is more simple. It's a rupee of Muhammad Shah of Mustaqir al-Khilafat Akbarabad, date AH1142/Ry.11. Ref.: KM#436.3

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Re: Mohammad Shah Rupee: uncertain mint
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2008, 05:45:58 AM »
That Arabic letters change appearance with positions in a word is a lesson I have to learn again and again.
So much for my "stab in the dark" with "Kabul". Wishful thinking!
I love that this stuff is not easy. And I thoroughly enjoy the surprises that occur, such as in this mystery coin.  I'll try to find out how many Moghul Mints have a "ka" as their 2nd or third letter. 
But I must say once again, that you are supporting and growing my enthusiasm for Indian coins and I deeply appreciate it Oesho. 
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Re: Mohammad Shah Rupee: uncertain mint
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2008, 06:01:47 AM »
After eliminating all mints with initial "ka", I have compiled the following:
Atak Banaras
Bakkar
Bhakkar
Bikaner
Gajjikota
Gulkanda
Gulkanda
Kalkatta
Kankurti
Katak
Katak Banares
Koilkunda
Madankot
Manikpur
Sikakul
Sikandarah

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Re: Mohammad Shah Rupee: uncertain mint
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2008, 04:46:38 PM »
I read Rangnath images as
1. "Sikka Mubarak " ( side 1)
2. "Sanah 20 Julus" ( side 2)

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Re: Mohammad Shah Rupee: uncertain mint
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2008, 05:37:34 PM »
Dear Shariqkhan, That's not the the problem.
On the obv. you can read: Sikka Mubarak / Bad Shah Ghazi/ (Muhammad Shah)
Rev. Sanah 20 Julus / Maimanet / Manus. Zarb ...........????
The mint town is the problem. Beside the Ka, it seems that the name is ending with a He.
So far none of the mint names for Muhammad Shah does fit in.

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Re: Mohammad Shah Rupee: uncertain mint
« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2011, 05:33:39 PM »
I think Kolhapur could be an option, but I can't explain the RY. Here is an example (from Maheshwari/Wiggins) with a different arrangement of the obverse legend: