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Shah Alam II (AH1174-1221, 1759-1806 AD), Rupee, Mint Dar-al-Khilafat Shahjahanabad, AH1196 (1781 AD), RY 23, "Sayaye Fazle Ilah" Couplet, KM#709.2

Info at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shah_Alam_II

         Shah Alam II, steel engraving from the 1790's (with modern hand coloring)


This coin has the "Sayaye Fazle Ilah" (Shadow of the Divine Favour) Couplet:

Sikka Zad Bar Haft Kishwar Sayaye Fazle Ilah
Hami-e-Deen Muhammad, Shah Alam Badshah


Struck Coin in the Seven Climes, the Shadow of the Divine Favour,
The Defender of Faith, Muhammad Shah Alam, Emperor

Mass=11.3 g
Mint mark=Parasol

Obverse Sikka Zad Bar Haft Kishwar Sayaye Fazle Ilah, Hami-e-Deen Muhammad, Shah Alam Badshah (Struck Coin in the Seven Climes, the Shadow of the Divine Favour, The Defender of Faith, Muhammad Shah Alam, Emperor); AH1196 (1781 AD)



Reverse Zarb Dal-al-Khilafat Shahjahanabad Sanat 23 Julus Manus Maimanat [Struck at the Seat of Caliphate Shahjahanabad (in) Year 23 (of his) Reign Associated With Prosperity]




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Another stunner, Overlord. Keep them comming.

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Wow
very nice coin, congratulations to this piece.

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