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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: mitresh on October 15, 2020, 08:28:50 AM

Title: Jahangir: AR Rupee, Qandahar, KM 145.13......deeply struck with legend overlay!!
Post by: mitresh on October 15, 2020, 08:28:50 AM
Mughal Empire, Jahangir, Silver Rupee, Qandhar, 11.33g, RY 10, Azar month, Ref: KM #145.13
Title: Re: Jahangir: AR Rupee, Qandahar, KM 145.13......deeply struck!
Post by: mitresh on October 15, 2020, 08:32:53 AM
overlay illustration credit: Aqib Khan


Obverse (bottom to top):

Green: NUR AL-DIN (نورالدین)
Red: JAHANGIR (جھانگیر)
Purple: SHAH (شاہ)
Yellow: AKBAR (اکبر)
Blue: SHAH (شاہ)

Light of Faith/Religion Emperor Jahangir (son of) Great Emperor Akbar

Reverse:

Purple: MAH (ماہ)
Yellow: AZHR (اذر)
Blue: ILAHI (الہے)
Green: ZARB (ضرب)
Red: QANDAHAR (قندہار)
Orange: SANAH 10 (سنہ ١٠)

(Struck at) Qandahar (during) Regnal Year 10 (of the) Ilahi month Azar (November/Sagittarius)
Title: Re: Jahangir: AR Rupee, Qandahar, KM 145.13......deeply struck with legend overlay!!
Post by: Figleaf on October 15, 2020, 01:17:24 PM
Power to you, Mitresh. It looks like the flan was a bit too hot when struck. Good for you.

The coin got an added dimension with the overlay. It's more than an id, it's a guide an explanation and a motivation for collectors. It is also a demonstration that making an overlay is not just for the artistically gifted. It sharpens your own understanding and helps others. Pretty good deal, isn't it?

Peter
Title: Re: Jahangir: AR Rupee, Qandahar, KM 145.13......deeply struck with legend overlay!!
Post by: mitresh on October 16, 2020, 04:27:46 PM
Thanks Peter.

Yes, the overlay certainly brings the coin to life, all credit for the same to Aqib Khan, who did it out of his own love n passion! I don't know if he is a member here at Woc or not but it doesn't matter, atleast I know its done by him and must be acknowledged.