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Offline maudry

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Afghanistan - Durrani, Fath Jang - Rupee
« on: May 04, 2019, 08:47:34 PM »
Here is probably the most interesting coin of a lot of supposedly only Afghan rupees.
The rest of the lot will follow in the coming hours and days.
Fath Jang rules only for 3 1/2 months.
Year has to be AH1258 but is off flan.

Size: 20mm
Weight: 9.28gr

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Re: Afghanistan - Durrani, Fath Jang - Rupee
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2019, 09:00:14 PM »
A beautiful and rare coin :perfect:
The mint is Kabul (dar al-sultanat) /ref. Whitehead n1226
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Re: Afghanistan - Durrani, Fath Jang - Rupee
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2019, 07:55:20 AM »
That coin will shine in the index. TFP! 8)

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Re: Afghanistan - Durrani, Fath Jang - Rupee
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2019, 11:33:34 AM »
Dear maudry, this is a one year type coin with details:
Afghanistan, Fath Jang Khan Durrani, AH 1258/1842 AD, AR Rupee, dar al-Sultanat Kabul mint, KM 488.4 (AH 1258/1842 AD)
Obverse: Couplet reads: سلطان فتح جنگ پادشاه غازی , Sultan Fath Jang padshah-i-ghazi.
Reverse: ضرب دار السلطنه كابل  , Zarb dar al-Sultanat Kabul.
Fath Jang had a reign of just a few months; his coins are very rare.

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Re: Afghanistan - Durrani, Fath Jang - Rupee
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2019, 11:37:24 AM »
Thank you very much for your comments.
I tryed to find some information about Fath Jang but managed only to find the dates of his reign.