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Copper coin of Shah Alam I, Mahmud bandar mint.. Rare!
« on: August 12, 2017, 09:29:46 PM »
Hi all,
Posting a very rare coin after a long gap!
The coin is a 1 cash coin of mint Mahmud bandar in the name of Shah Alam I. 3.48 gms.. 112xAH/Ry 3
'Mahmud Bandar' was the Islamicate name of Porto Novo, present day Parangipettai, located on the north bank of the mouth of the Vellarriver at a distance of 30 KM from Cuddalore, in Cuddalore district in Tamil Nadu. It was called by the Portuguese and Dutch as Porto novo.  By the time this coin was struck, Daud Khan Panni had been the de facto Nawab of Carnatic under whose authority it must have been issued.
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Dr.Abhishek