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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 September 14, 2019, 04:06:49 PM

Title: Akbar, AR Rupee, Ahmadabad, decorative, KM# 94.2
Post by: Saikat on September 14, 2019, 04:06:49 PM
Hi,
Jalal -al-Din Akbar, AR Ilahi Rupee, Yr. 47, month Aban, mint: Ahmadabad.
Ref : KM# 94.2
Wt  : 11.4 gm
Dia : 21.0 mm
Thanks,
Saikat

Title: Re: Akbar, AR Rupee, Ahmadabad, decorative, KM# 94.2
Post by: asm on September 15, 2019, 03:43:18 AM
Nice Coin, Saikat. This series was a very short run one, minted for just 8 or 9 months.

Amit
Title: Re: Akbar, AR Rupee, Ahmadabad, decorative, KM# 94.2
Post by: Coinsforever on September 15, 2019, 01:37:25 PM
Hi,
Jalal -al-Din Akbar, AR Ilahi Rupee, Yr. 47, month Aban, mint: Ahmadabad.
Ref : KM# 94.2
Wt  : 11.4 gm
Dia : 21.0 mm
Thanks,
Saikat

Nice coin this design is available for Lahore / Sitpur rupees of Akbar for Ahmedabad seeing hardly .

Congratulations

Cheers ;D
Title: Re: Akbar, AR Rupee, Ahmadabad, decorative, KM# 94.2
Post by: Saikat on September 16, 2019, 06:33:36 PM
Hi Coinsforever,
Thanks. This one is really a beautiful coin. For a another beauty, please refer to this one (https://www.zeno.ru/showphoto.php?photo=223027).
It appears that Akbar issued half rupees of this form in Lahore as well.
Thanks,
Saikat
Title: Re: Akbar, AR Rupee, Ahmadabad, decorative, KM# 94.2
Post by: asm on September 17, 2019, 07:02:18 AM
It appears that Akbar issued half rupees of this form in Lahore as well.

My personal belief is that for all rupees there have to be the Half Rupees and most probably the quarter rupees. Un fortunately, the fractions have not survived.
I was given to understand that these were the first casualties for melting. A jeweler needing to add a small quantity of silver would find it very easy to add 5.5 g, 2,8 g or 1.4 / 1.5 g - fairly accurately, to make the actual total weight required rather than cutting it out from a larger chunk of silver. For example, to make a 100 g item, he took a blocks of silver (aprox  100 g) and the weight came to 105 g. He chopped of a part of the material and now it weighed 97. 4 g. To arrive to the exact weight he would have to keep repeating this or just use a 1/4 anna to add the missing weight. It would reduce his labour and time. Not too long back, fractions were also placed on the body placed on the funeral pyre. 

Amit