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Offline abhinumis

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Md.Akbar II Shahjahanabad paisa
« on: April 25, 2014, 09:07:47 AM »
Here is a rather interesting part of mughal/british history and mint was a transition mint..
Do comment with your own coins and elaborate with knowledge of the history of the time
Mohammad Akbar II, Shahjahanabad, 1233ah/Ry12
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Re: Md.Akbar II Shahjahanabad paisa
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2014, 09:38:45 PM »
Here is a rather interesting part of mughal/british history and mint was a transition mint..
Do comment with your own coins and elaborate with knowledge of the history of the time
Mohammad Akbar II, Shahjahanabad, 1233ah/Ry12

Check out this thread that was started earlier on this type. But you probably have already seen this specimen :D
http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?topic=25527.msg167769#msg167769

Also check out this thread, where Amit Ji raised the same point you did (Mughal vs. EIC).
http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?topic=26736.msg174778#msg174778

Quoting the reply:
"My attribution is based on Paul Steven's Bengal Presidency book. He does acknowledge that Delhi could be considered a Mughal-EIC transitional mint.

It seems that the English took control of Delhi ~1803. The Mughal emperor indeed insisted upon being paid his pension in Shahjahanabad rupees, but the English debated whether it was worthwhile to maintain the mint at Delhi. So, it seems that although the (very small) Red Fort area was under Mughal "control", the coins were English-issued from an EIC-controlled mint.

So, I guess that these coins now appeal to both Mughal and BEIC collectors!"
« Last Edit: April 25, 2014, 09:49:12 PM by cmerc »
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Re: Md.Akbar II Shahjahanabad paisa
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2014, 06:44:26 AM »
Similar questions have been raised on WoC on a number of occasions. Where would one attribute coins issued in the name of Akbar by the sultans of Gujarat when the area was still not under mughal control?...........and coins issued in the name of the Sultans of Gujarat from the mints in Malwa, when they over ran Malwa? ......... or coins issued in the name of the Mughal rulers by mints in states which were never under Mughal control? ........ or Maratha issues in the name of the Mughal rulers...............or a classic case when there were two powers that controlled one mint?

The only answers I got to this is that this attribution is done to suit the collectors own interest. As one of our very senior mambers said, You can classify a coin issued from a mint at Malwa in the name of the Sultan of Gujarat as a Malwa coin if you are a Malwa collector at a Gujarat Sultan coin if you are a collector of Gujarat Sultan coins.............. Like the Ajmer coin issued while the mint was controlled jointly by Marathas and Ram Singh of Jodhpur is listed as Maratha by KK Maheshwari & Ken Wiggins and as Jodhpur by Jan Lingen.........

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