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Shah Jahan, Rupee, AH1061/Ry 25, Lahore mint
« on: January 11, 2015, 12:05:25 PM »
Mass=11.4 g

Obverse In centre,  Kalimah Tayyibah: La ilaha 'illa Allah Muhammad Rasool Allah
There is no god but Allah, [and] Muhammad is the messenger of Allah.

Names and attributes of the Four Caliphs in the four margins:
Ba sudq Abu Bakr (By the Truth of Abu Bakr)
Wa Adal Umar (and the Justice of Umar)
Ba Rizmay Usmaan (by the Modesty of Usman)
Wa Ilme Ali (and the Wisdom of Ali)

Date (AH)1061

Reverse In centre: Shah Jahan Badshah Ghazi (Shah Jahan, Emperor, Fighter against infidels)
Title, mint name, and regnal year in the four margins:
Shihab Al Deen Muhammad Shahib Quarani (Flame of the faith of Muhammad, Second Lord of the favourable conjunction of the planets)
Zarb Lahore 25 [Struck at Lahore in (year) 25]




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Re: Shah Jahan, Rupee, AH1061/Ry 25, Lahore mint
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2015, 01:30:31 PM »
Wonderful Amit. Always a pleasure to view your magic that brings the otherwise mundane script to life.

Are you sure the word is "Quarani" and not "Qiran" (as per published catalogues)?
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Re: Shah Jahan, Rupee, AH1061/Ry 25, Lahore mint
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2015, 01:36:52 PM »
Are you sure the word is "Quarani" and not "Qiran" (as per published catalogues)?
Probably "Quiran Sani". I could not find a "Sa" (could be off-flan), so I wrote "Quirani". It definitely ends in a "ye" though.

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Re: Shah Jahan, Rupee, AH1061/Ry 25, Lahore mint
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2015, 01:39:05 PM »
Thanks Amit.

I've usually seen the legend described as "Sahib-i-Qiran-sani"
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Re: Shah Jahan, Rupee, AH1061/Ry 25, Lahore mint
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2015, 02:12:22 PM »
Thanks Amit.

I've usually seen the legend described as "Sahib-i-Qiran-sani"
Yes. On this coin, you can see "sa" (of "sani") inside the curve of the "noon" (it is also written after the "noon" on some coins), but (maybe because the letters are mostly off-flan) I couldn't spot the same on this one.

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Re: Shah Jahan, Rupee, AH1061/Ry 25, Lahore mint
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2019, 06:08:13 AM »
This is my specimen of same ruler same mint. 
AH1047/RY11
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Re: Shah Jahan, Rupee, AH1061/Ry 25, Lahore mint
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2019, 11:44:09 AM »
More specimen of the same type are always helpful, especially when they are as nice as yours above. This one also has the left part outside the square on the right picture largely off-flan. One day, we will find an answer to the discussion above, though: one legend variety or two?

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Re: Shah Jahan, Rupee, AH1061/Ry 25, Lahore mint
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2019, 09:14:06 PM »
Here is my coin - AH 1062/ RY 25

AH is different but the RY is same as above, 25.
« Last Edit: February 07, 2019, 12:20:48 PM by jaspersaini »