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Offline Rangnath

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Moghul Rupee: Mohammad Shah, 1719 - 1748: AH1151
« on: January 16, 2008, 01:49:19 AM »
Hmm.  What fun. I can post images once again!
I've given a search on this coin.  I wonder if it is billon?  I can not find an emperor's name and need help.
richie
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Re: Moghul Rupee of unknown emperor
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2008, 11:34:42 AM »
My candidate is KM 436.11 - rupee (if the diameter warrants that conclusion) in the name of Muhammad Shah struck at Akhtarnagar. Only the first digit of the date (1) is on the flan.

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Re: Moghul Emperor Mohammad Shah: 1719 - 1748: AH 1142
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2008, 03:51:27 AM »
Thanks Peter! 
Here's another coin; nearly identical to the first. The sizes are diferent, but I think its the weight that matters.  The coin above is the smaller:  20 mm  but heavier at 11.5 gms.  The second coin is 22 mm, but weighs 11.3. 
Is the difference in style indicative of change of mint?  I'd guess not. What do you think?
richie
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Re: Moghul Rupee: Mohammad Shah, 1719 - 1748
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2008, 11:01:26 PM »
Both coins are of the same ruler, viz. the Mughal emperor: Muhammad Shah (AH1131-1161/AD1719-1748). AR Rupee, mint: Dar al-Khilafat Shahjahanabad (Delhi). The Hegira-date is mostly of the flan, only the regnal year can be read.
On the first coin it seems to be Ry. 20; on the second coin it is Ry.11.
The coins bear the Sahib-i-Qiran Sani legend (the second Lord of the planetary conjunctions; which indicates an omnipotent emperor, a Lord of supernatural powers and was first used by the great Timur, the ancestor of the Mughal emperors)

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Re: Moghul Rupee: Mohammad Shah, 1719 - 1748: AH1151
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2008, 12:27:12 AM »
The numbers on the larger coin appear to be 20100; a mailing code for Virginia, USA.  But on closer examination, I do see the "t" dotted with two dots. 
More seriously, thanks for the regnal dates. I do appreciate the information.
richie

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Re: Moghul Rupee: Mohammad Shah, 1719 - 1748: AH1151
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2008, 04:22:13 PM »
On this picture, I have circled the regnal years Oesho mentioned, for the benefit of those interested but lacking experience with these difficult coins.

Peter
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Re: Moghul Rupee: Mohammad Shah, 1719 - 1748: AH1151
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2008, 07:35:55 PM »
Thanks Peter. Diagrams really help! 
richie