Aurangzeb Alamgir light weight dam, mint off

Started by Rangnath, September 08, 2007, 01:34:03 AM

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I would love to have seen this coin just after minting!
It weighs 12.7 grams and is 21 mm across.
It's origins are a mystery to me, but I would love to have it identified.


Maybe the side shown on the right pic is such a mess because the die had cracked or maybe the copper was of bad quality. Whatever the case, this is one tough cookie.

An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.


The most one can say that it is a light weight dam of Aurangzeb Alamgir (AH1068-1118/AD1658-1707). The obv. has been illustrated up-side-down.
The obv. has the legend you find on AR rupee coins of Aurangzeb, which is a bit odd. On the reverse only Jalus or Falus can be read. Below it is de Be of Zarb visible. Further below will be the mint, but this is completely off flan.


Let's try this.
Thanks Oesho.