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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: Saikat on March 11, 2018, 02:16:02 PM

Title: Jahangir, Dehli Mint, Rupee, AH 1020/6 RY, Month Di, KM# 145.6
Post by: Saikat on March 11, 2018, 02:16:02 PM
Jahangir, Dehli Mint, Silver Rupee, AH 1020/6 RY, Month Di,
 Obv: Nur ud din  Jahangir Shah Akbar shah,
 Rev: 6 Sanah 1020 Zarb Dehli, Ilahi Di Mah
11.5g, 18.58mm, KM# 145.6
Fairly small flan but beautifully struck and preserved without any test marks.
At the six o'clock of the obverse, the decorations made up a Garuda symbol of the ancient Gupta kingdom.
Title: Re: Jahangir, Dehli Mint, Rupee, AH 1020/6 RY, Month Di, KM# 145.6
Post by: Figleaf on March 19, 2018, 06:50:40 AM
Nice strike, Saikat. I like how the patina highlights the elegance of the design. Thanks for pointing out the Garuda symbol. Why would Jahangir have used it, I wonder? Could it have been a mint master sign?

Peter
Title: Re: Jahangir, Dehli Mint, Rupee, AH 1020/6 RY, Month Di, KM# 145.6
Post by: abhinumis on March 21, 2018, 06:11:54 AM
VERY NICE... But I'd be careful with assumption that the symbol is Garuda symbol..Various designs and elements are used in Mughal coins and the designs appear to be similiar to the Garuda symbol by pure conjecture and not put on flan knowingly.. The case is similiar to the 'Khanda' symbol on Jahangir Lahore rupee which was hotly debated earlier only to the conclusion that it was perhaps a open lotus which was thought to be a khanda by Sikh followers
Title: Re: Jahangir, Dehli Mint, Rupee, AH 1020/6 RY, Month Di, KM# 145.6
Post by: Saikat on March 21, 2018, 04:20:22 PM
Agree, this would be a coincidence of design. I would like to see other coins of same date is possible. Zeno reference coins are of later date and dosen't  have this symbol.
Saikat