Author Topic: Aurangzeb. Rupee.Mint Khambayat. AH 1105 RY 37.with additional letter 'Swaad'  (Read 261 times)

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Offline asm

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At first sight, the coin looks like a normal rupee of Khambayat, minted in the 37th year of Aurangzeb's reign in AH 1105. A closer look reveals a small letter SWAAD between the Julu جلand Seen سن on the reverse of the coin.

I have not been able to find a single image of a similar coin on the net. Mr Shailen Bhandare informs me that the coin is known but not published. A friend sent me an image of another coin. So surely a known coin. Coins with an additional letter 'Mim' are known for RY 17 and RY 41. This is RY 37. Another mystery that needs further investigation.

Amit
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Offline Figleaf

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Is that the part left of the centre (left of 37) of the central line on the right picture?

Why not write the coin up? You already have a neat picture. I believe you are an ONS member...
Thanks very much for posting it here, though. :thumbsup:

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

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Thanks Peter for the prompt. Will seriously consider it.

In the meanwhile, my attempt to follow Overlord and other members.

Amit
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Well done, asm! I instantly understood why I was looking in the wrong place and where I should have been looking.

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.