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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 August 24, 2019, 12:57:20 PM

Title: Aurangzeb, Mailapur, 1/2 light dam (paisa)
Post by: Saikat on August 24, 2019, 12:57:20 PM
Hi,
This is a 1/2 paisa/light dam of Aurangzeb from the mint of Mailapur, a subbarb of present Chennai.
Obv: Falus Badshah Alamgir,
Rev:  zarb Mailapur,
Wt: 6.26g,
Dia: 16.36mm,

Thanks,
Saikat
Title: Re: Aurangzeb, Mailapur, 1/2 light dam (paisa)
Post by: asm on August 25, 2019, 03:25:25 AM
Nice pick.

Amit
Title: Re: Aurangzeb, Mailapur, 1/2 light dam (paisa)
Post by: Figleaf on August 25, 2019, 10:35:53 AM
A list of Mughal mints must be quite impressive. Is this mint known to have produced other types also?

Peter
Title: Re: Aurangzeb, Mailapur, 1/2 light dam (paisa)
Post by: Saikat on August 25, 2019, 04:36:49 PM
Peter,
Zeno shows 3 half paisa and one paisa (usually the other way around). Mailapur also issued rupee in the later years of Aurangzeb.
Thanks,
Saikat
Title: Re: Aurangzeb, Mailapur, 1/2 light dam (paisa)
Post by: Figleaf on August 26, 2019, 12:30:54 PM
What I was fishing for is Mailapur being a camp mint. It is near a much bigger city, which makes good sense for the camp of a large army. If it minted copper only (payment for the soldiers, not the officers), that would add to the argument. Relative scarcity of the coins from this mint would be an additional indicator. The later silver coinage would be a separate occurrence.

Peter