Author Topic: Rupee of Jahangir (AH1014-1037/1605-1628AD), Ahmadabad, AH1027, RY13 (KM149.4)  (Read 1894 times)

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I had a great time trying to figure out the inscription on this coin. Please correct me if I have got anything wrong.

On Jahangir Rupees of this type, the obverse and the reverse form a distich or poetic couplet. The Ahmadabad Rupee shown here has an inayat (meaning blessing/kindness/grace) couplet.

Obverse Shahe Noor-ed din Jahangir, ibn Akbar Badshah (King Noor-ed din Jahangir, son of Emperor Akbar), Ry 13


Here is a crude illustration depicting my take on the legend:



Reverse Sikka Zad Dar Ahmadabad Az Enayate Elah (Stuck money at Ahmadabad, by the blessing of God), AH 1027 (1617 AD)



Question
I believe that the first letter of Badshah (which should be written as ) is horizonatally flipped on my coin (circled in the image below). Is this indeed an error?



« Last Edit: December 08, 2008, 05:40:48 PM by Overlord »

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The word Shah (king) shown in yellow above is actually a part of Sanah (year)
The word Shah is shown below Nur-ud-Din in black + the He to left.

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I keep meaning to catalog these efforts of yours Overlord.  This is absolutely wonderful.  And thank you Oesho, for the corrections. 
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The word Shah (king) shown in yellow above is actually a part of Sanah (year)
The word Shah is shown below Nur-ud-Din in black + the He to left.
Thanks a ton, Oesho and Richie. I did wonder about the "extra" black line, but passed it off as merely ornamental  ::). I will replace this illustration with a corrected one shortly.

Any thoughts on the "error", gentlemen?

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I don't think it's an error, but at the most a damage of the die. A small piece of metal could have remained in the die which gives such an effect on the next struck coin. Besides it could also be slight butch on the Alif of Ba. So itís nothing peculiar.

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Thanks again, Oesho.