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Shah Jahan II. Rupee. Mint: Ahmedabad. AH 1131 RY ahd
« on: October 06, 2018, 12:47:28 PM »
A rupee of Ahmedabad issued in the name of Shah Jahan II, AH 1131 RY ahd who was on the throne for a brief period of 3 months.

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Re: Shah Jahan II. Rupee. Mint: Ahmedabad. AH 1131 RY ahd
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2018, 09:16:34 AM »
I am always amazed on how fast a new coin could be produced. Apparently, mint masters could get away with a sort of a standard model coin and maybe just change the name. Also, they apparently didn't need approval for the change. If so, this coin should be very much like the last coins for the previous emperor (not counting any other pretenders).

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Re: Shah Jahan II. Rupee. Mint: Ahmedabad. AH 1131 RY ahd
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2018, 02:00:03 PM »
I am always amazed on how fast a new coin could be produced. Apparently, mint masters could get away with a sort of a standard model coin and maybe just change the name. ...........
It appears that the "Postal" system in those days was more efficient than what we have today. Messages traveled really fast and the engravers must have been really hardworking guys (the whip was always around for the slow coaches) ....... .

......... Also, they apparently didn't need approval for the change. .........
Not sure about that ....... Take the case of Shahjahanabad, Akbarnagar and Junagadh (Surat minted gold in that style) who continued with the square area design of Shah Jahan early in to the reign of Aurangzeb, while other mints changed the style as ordained by Aurangzeb. The funny part is ......... Junagadh did not mint coins in the name of Murad Baksh who was a 'king' of Gujarat (at least) and continued the square area type in the name of Shah Jahan till 1071 and changedto coins in the name of Aurangzeb only from RY 3 and continued the square area type coinage till RY 29 of Aurangzeb. Surat on the other hand had changed from the initial square area coins of Murad Baksh to the 4 line variety during his reign but still minted the Mohor of the square area type in the initial reign of Aurangzeb, though all known silvers are the 4 line types. ............ Proves the mint masters or may be the local governors of the area were a wee bit independent to take their own decisions.

...... If so, this coin should be very much like the last coins for the previous emperor (not counting any other pretenders).
Once Aurangzeb abolished the use of the Kalima on coins and ordained a simple couplet, the same style was followed fro a long time (till the end of the Mughal empire) with just a few exceptions.
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