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Offline Desibot

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Durrani, rupee of Mahmud Shah / mint : Ashraf al-bilad Ahmadshahi
« on: September 12, 2019, 03:06:09 PM »
Hi
This coin is 11.4 g and contains lots of dots
Any advice on it will be appriciated

Thankyou
« Last Edit: September 21, 2019, 06:48:45 PM by saro »

Offline jaspersaini

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Re: Very dotted mughal
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2019, 05:58:16 AM »
Looks like Ahmadnagar mint Rupee.

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Re: Very dotted mughal
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2019, 01:07:30 PM »
I have a feeling its a durrani with the dots  ???   :)

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Re: Very dotted mughal
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2019, 01:02:19 AM »
Wasn't able to find a match, but it does look similar in style to this durrani coin

Zeno - Oriental Coins Database - Durrani, Sulaiman Shah, Rupee, Ahmadshahi, AH -

Yes, also some similarities to Ahmadnagar mint coins such as

Zeno - Oriental Coins Database - Jahangir, Rupee, Ahmad-a-nagar, AH1021,

Personally I think the durrani style is closer

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Re: Very dotted mughal
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2019, 04:18:30 AM »
Dear Desibot, I can read 3 words on your coin:
منير Munir
البلاد al-Bilad
بتوفيق  bi-Tawfiq
Those three words I found on Barakzai Mahmud Shah ibn Taimur Shah (1809-1818 AD) coins.
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I hope that helps

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Re: Very dotted mughal
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2019, 02:50:38 PM »
Yes Maythem, it's well a Durrani rupee of Mahmud Shah
It is from Ahmadshahi mint (Qandahar).
The mintname Ahmadshahi is cut at top of the lower picture but its epithet is fully present and reads as  : "Ashraf al-bilad / اشرف البلاد  (very noble city)" (not "munir al-bilad")
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Re: Very dotted mughal
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2019, 04:46:59 PM »
Thank you Saro, yes it is clearly " Ashraf أشرف " and not " Munir منير " as I wrongly read.
Maythem
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