Author Topic: Muhayyi Al-Din Aurangzeb Alamgir, KM#285.3,Copper dam (Hyderabad mint)  (Read 261 times)

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Two south indian coins of Aurangazeb KM#285.3. Obverse is Arcot type. Both AH an RY are visible on both of them.
Known date combination. Date combination of the first coin is 1106/39. That of the next coin is 1103/35.
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Re: Muhayyi Al-Din Aurangzeb Alamgir, KM#285.3,Copper dam (Hyderabad mint)
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2019, 12:22:24 PM »
You are an advanced collector, so you will know, but for those who wonder about the date/regnal year combinations: the regnal year did not start at the same date as the calendar year. The gap between the date means that any calendar year can combine with two regnal years. In practice, sometimes even more combinations can be found. Mint masters may have found it expedient to use up old dies and dies were not used in fixed pairs, as upper dies wear faster than lower dies. Also, old dies could have been matched with updated years as a consequence of illiteracy or error.

Peter
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Re: Muhayyi Al-Din Aurangzeb Alamgir, KM#285.3,Copper dam (Hyderabad mint)
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2019, 09:46:18 AM »
Thank you Peter for adding the clarification.
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