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Offline abhinumis

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Jahangir Tatta- jahangiri heavyweight
« on: December 01, 2018, 10:13:37 AM »
Hi all,
Here is another jahangiri rupee (20% overweight) from Tatta mint . Weight- 13.47gms. Nice large full and ornamental flan. 1015AH/Ry2
Obverse- Nuruddin Muhammad Jahangir badshah ghazi Ry2
Reverse- Kalima with zarb Tatta 1015AH
Do comment.
« Last Edit: December 01, 2018, 08:42:28 PM by abhinumis »
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Re: Jahangir Tatta- jahangiri heavyweight
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2018, 11:42:12 AM »
Most excellent coin. Complete die on the flan and no marks. The 20% overweight is strange. I suspect this is not so much a coin for circulation, but rather a reward, a token of appreciation. In view of the regnal year, it may have had to do with the rebellion of Khusrau Mirza.

Peter
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Re: Jahangir Tatta- jahangiri heavyweight
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2018, 12:28:22 PM »
....... The 20% overweight is strange. I suspect this is not so much a coin for circulation, but rather a reward, a token of appreciation.
Not so Peter. Soon after he took over the Mughal throne, Jahangir decreed that the coins should henceforth be struck 20% heavier in weight as compared to the earlier ones. In a few years, he once again decreed this to be increased to 25% (Sawai coinage). However, it soon became obvious that this did not work out and he had to go back to the standard one Tola rupees.

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Re: Jahangir Tatta- jahangiri heavyweight
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2018, 12:50:38 PM »
That explains it very well, Amit, though, as a romantic, I like my speculation better :)

Peter
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