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Modern Asian coins, pseudo coins and trade tokens => Indian subcontinent: Mughal, Princely states and colonial (1526-1947) => Mughal central government => Topic started by: abhinumis on August 29, 2012, 04:55:11 PM

Title: Jahangir Rupee Inayat couplet
Post by: abhinumis on August 29, 2012, 04:55:11 PM
Hi all,
Here is a rupee I picked up recently.. Do comment on what u think of the coin. Jahangir RY 6/103(?) A.H if I'm correct
Title: Re: Jahangir Rupee Inayat couplet
Post by: Ansari on August 29, 2012, 05:00:57 PM
An excellent acquisition, Couplet coins of Jahangir are very beautiful, you should feel proud being owner of one of them!
Title: Re: Jahangir Rupee Inayat couplet
Post by: Coinsforever on August 29, 2012, 05:04:04 PM
Hi all,
Here is a rupee I picked up recently.. Do comment on what u think of the coin. Jahangir RY 6/103(?) A.H if I'm correct

I would admire Jahangir coinage due to his insight for precise artistic taste , particularly I'm fascinated by zodiac coins.

One of my target is to acquire few zodiac coins  ( from private collectors) even though  beyond reach & expensive for average collector like me.

Cheers ;D
Title: Re: Jahangir Rupee Inayat couplet
Post by: Figleaf on August 29, 2012, 10:56:32 PM
Why not collect the pictures? At least that way you can have a complete set.

Peter
Title: Re: Jahangir Rupee Inayat couplet
Post by: abhinumis on August 31, 2012, 10:06:45 AM
Please confirm the date/Ry and mint of the coin and anything interesting about it. Also wud be nice if someone can tell the exact couplet on the coin....
Title: Re: Jahangir Rupee Inayat couplet
Post by: Oesho on August 31, 2012, 03:17:00 PM
The coin is dated AH1030/Ry.16. The Hijri date is written just below sikkah on the reverse. The Ry. Is shown to the of Jaha of Jahangir.
A similar coin, struck just one year earlier can be seen here (http://www.zeno.ru/showphoto.php?photo=82169).

The Inayat-couplet reads as follows:
sikka zad dar ahmadabad az enayate elah
shah nur al-din jahangir ibn akbar badshah

(Struck money at Ahmadabad, by the blessings of God
Shah Nur al-Din Jahangir, son of Akbar Badshah.)
Title: Re: Jahangir Rupee Inayat couplet
Post by: abhinumis on August 31, 2012, 03:56:49 PM
With Jan sir's guidance I'm now able to read the whole couplet... Thanks a lot Jan sir(Oesho).. Really awesome calligraphy and a piece of art. During Jahangir's time I think India was producing the most stylish and elegant coins in the world!!
Title: Re: Jahangir Rupee Inayat couplet
Post by: Oesho on August 31, 2012, 05:21:08 PM
On the coinage of Jahangir over 50 different poetic couplets can be found. A collection in its own, but unfortunately some appear only on gold, zodiac and multiple mohurs and therefore only a dream to bring such a collection together. Nevertheless the coins of Jahangir are indeed the highlight of Mughal numismatics.
Title: Re: Jahangir Rupee Inayat couplet
Post by: drnsreedhar on January 08, 2019, 07:42:34 AM
Adding my  coin to the thread with an overlay.