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Offline jaspersaini

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Shahjahan - Junagadh - AH 1059 - 11.36 Gm. - 24.4 MM
« on: June 04, 2019, 05:35:38 PM »
Not on the Zeno. Liddle S-39,  Beautiful coin with 8 test marks, broad flan.

I can see AH  - x 0 5 9

Expert comments are welcome!

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Re: Shahjahan - Junagadh - AH 1059 - 11.36 Gm. - 24.4 MM
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2019, 01:16:53 PM »
Congratulations, Jaspersaini. TFP. I found the 059, so am proud of myself. ;) I wonder why the coin is so difficult to find. Junagadh was an active mint, wasn't it?

Peter
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Re: Shahjahan - Junagadh - AH 1059 - 11.36 Gm. - 24.4 MM
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2019, 05:54:24 AM »
There was a Shahjahan Junagadh rupee, sold on eBay # 173923764464, with a very crude surface ( I'm not the one who bought it).

Similar to ZENO #180605

I consider it rare mint.

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Re: Shahjahan - Junagadh - AH 1059 - 11.36 Gm. - 24.4 MM
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2019, 06:02:03 AM »
That one was probably encrusted and cleaned. The pitting is the result of the cleaning, as chemical processes would have eaten away some of the silver. Yours certainly has more eye appeal.

Peter
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Re: Shahjahan - Junagadh - AH 1059 - 11.36 Gm. - 24.4 MM
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2019, 06:57:31 AM »
I skipped this one, just because of this reason.

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Re: Shahjahan - Junagadh - AH 1059 - 11.36 Gm. - 24.4 MM
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2019, 07:42:49 AM »
I consider it rare mint.
Junagadh is indeed a very difficult mint. It worked intermittently / sporadically since the time it started to the time it was closed. This mint was first started during the reign of Muhammad Begda of the Gujarat Sultans and worked hardly a couple of decades by which time the city lost its prominence to Div where the Portuguese had started making inroads. Amin Khan Ghori revived the mint and coins dated 969 of this mint are found.
 Then Shahjahan (around his RY 12 or 13) gave instructions to start the mint there to convert the still in circulation Mehmudis to Rupee standard coins. The minting continued till the first few years of Muhammad Shah when the local subedar became independent and took control. Not many coins seem to have been minted for about a 100 odd years till the Nawab started minting coins around 1230's. A few years before then the 'Diwan shahi' coins were minted (quantities are so small that they are hard to find).

I am putting together a brief history of this interesting mint and will share it as soon as it is ready.

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Re: Shahjahan - Junagadh - AH 1059 - 11.36 Gm. - 24.4 MM
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2019, 10:57:14 AM »
I am putting together a brief history of this interesting mint and will share it as soon as it is ready.

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