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Shah Jahan, Rupee, Multan mint, AH1066
« on: December 19, 2008, 05:39:13 PM »
Attached are the pictures of a new silver coin i got today. Please help identify.

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Mahesh
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« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2008, 05:48:55 PM »
Mahesh,
  I'm not sure what this coin is or where it is from,but I do notice the regnal year '29' on the reverse,which should provide a clue.

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Re: Silver coin
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2008, 07:00:04 PM »
Looks like a square-border-type Rupee of Shah Jahan to me. The second image is the Obverse, showing the Kalima.

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Re: Silver coin
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2008, 07:08:53 PM »
Overlord, I have corrected the image. Hope this will help.

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Re: Silver coin
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2008, 04:53:09 AM »
I still think it is Shah Jahan. I think I see part of his name and titles, Shah Jahan Badshah Ghazi, on the reverse along with RY 29, which Aidan pointed out. It is the year on the obverse, which seems to read "1061", that puzzles me. To match RY 29, the year should be 1065AH.

...and from the style of the coin the mint appears to be Multan, but that's just my guess.
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« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2008, 05:13:01 AM »
Amit,
  The last figure of that AH date is extremely hard to read because of the hole.

All I can read is '106',which has to be AH 106x,but what 'x' is,I don't know.

I can't read Arabic,apart from the numbers.

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Re: Silver coin
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2008, 09:18:56 AM »
Attaching new picture taken in natural light. I hope this will help.

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« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2008, 10:18:24 AM »
Mahesh,
  Did you notice the Arabic '5' next to the flower on the reverse? Look to the right of the '29' & you will see what I mean.

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Re: Silver coin
« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2008, 10:23:16 AM »
These images look much better. I think the year is (AH)1066.

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« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2008, 10:26:33 AM »
Amit,
  The last figure in that AH date looks like it could be part of a '2' as well as a '6'.

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« Reply #10 on: December 20, 2008, 10:34:23 AM »
Amit,
  The last figure in that AH date looks like it could be part of a '2' as well as a '6'.
Aidan.
I agree, but my hypothesis is based on the fact that 1062 won't match the Regnal year (29) and the last number seems more like a 6 than a 5 (which is the other option). Also, the "5" on a reverse is a part of Shah, not a number, though I must admit it looks much like the Persian number 5.

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Re: Silver coin
« Reply #11 on: December 20, 2008, 02:25:23 PM »
The rupee seems to be dated 1066 AH. I have a spicimen of which the reverse (with the name of Shah Jahan) is die-identical with the above coin. On that coin the mint is Multan. Therefore this coin must also be of Multan mint.

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Re: Silver coin
« Reply #12 on: December 20, 2008, 07:43:46 PM »
Thanks. Is it right to assume that this coin can be considered as a rare coin?

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Re: Silver coin
« Reply #13 on: December 20, 2008, 09:26:58 PM »
The coins of Shah Jahan of Multan mint are pretty common.