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Offline abhinumis

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Hi all,
Posting a very rare coin on the eve of new year..
Ahmed Shah Abdali (Durrani) AE falus/dam (13.65 gm), Shahjahanbad mint. (117)3AH/ Ry 14
Obverse - Falus Dur-i-Durrani 1173AH
Reverse - Zarb Shahjahanabad Ry14
The coin represents the Afghan occupation of Delhi before the 3rd battle of Panipat. The 3rd Battle of Panipat is probably one of the most turning points of history fought between Afghan Ahmed Shah and the Marathas under SadashivraoBhau.
The period of the above coin was minted between 29th January 1760 to 3rd August 1760 before Marathas occupied it before the 3rd battle
Do comment
Dr.Abhishek

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I'm just curious how it can be related to Mughal coinage .
Coin indeed is nice and was minted during turbulence of war .

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Offline abhinumis

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The mughal history is incomplete without the invasion of Nadir shah and Ahmed shah Durrani. The mint on the coin was the capital of the mughal empire. The 3rd battle of Panipat almost reduced the mughal emperor as a titular head just like the 1st battle introduced mughal reign in India.
So I thought posting here is apt. Numismatically the ruler is a non-mughal ruler and hence I have posted in Afghanistan thread as well.
Dr.Abhishek

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I'm just curious how it can be related to Mughal coinage .
Coin indeed is nice and was minted during turbulence of war .
Though not Mughal in the strict sense of the word, the Mughal History of Delhi would be incomplete without this. If we go by the strict sense or terms of the word Mughal, over 50% of the coins posted here would need to me moved.......

Amit
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Though not Mughal in the strict sense of the word, the Mughal History of Delhi would be incomplete without this. If we go by the strict sense or terms of the word Mughal, over 50% of the coins posted here would need to me moved.......

Amit
Ok got it thanks amitji quite an interesting historical events .

The mughal history is incomplete without the invasion of Nadir shah and Ahmed shah Durrani. The mint on the coin was the capital of the mughal empire. The 3rd battle of Panipat almost reduced the mughal emperor as a titular head just like the 1st battle introduced mughal reign in India.
So I thought posting here is apt. Numismatically the ruler is a non-mughal ruler and hence I have posted in Afghanistan thread as well.

My point was not about why posted here in this Mughal section , but for understanding about these durrani coins of shahjahanabad

Abhishek your reply is clear enough and self explanatory.
Thanks to both of you , learned New on New year day.

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Offline abhinumis

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Ajay ji, you must read the masterly article of Shailen Bhandare on the coinage and historical context around the battle of panipat
Dr.Abhishek

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Where can that article be found?

Peter
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Where can that article be found?
Peter

JONS is the place to look for, Peter.
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