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Offline abhinumis

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Shah Jahan Ahmednagar dam- Unique and link for article on it
« on: September 21, 2019, 07:58:27 AM »
Hi Guys, Here is an unique coin
Shah Jahan dam, Ahmednagar mint. Ry7. Horizontle dotted line on obverse. Probably unique so far!

Ry7 corresponds to 1043AH which marked the end of Nizamshahi sultanate and deposition of Nizamshahi sultan Hussain Nizam Shah III. The Mughal dam standard was imposed in Ahmednagar mint after this deposition of the Nizamshahi Sultan. A superb example

Obverse - Shah Jahan Ghazi Ry7

Reverse- Zarb Falus Ahmednagar

This coins and it's historical background is covered in the article 'Imposition of Mughal dam Standard in Ahmednagar mint' published in Mumbai Coin Society Souvenir 2019 in coming Mumbai Exhibition
The article on this coin is given below in the link:
(PDF) Imposition of Mughal dam standard in Ahmednagar mint | Abhishek Chatterjee
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Re: Shah Jahan Ahmednagar dam- Unique and link for article on it
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2019, 10:02:26 AM »
Great discovery coin. I never have seen such a one. Thanks for adding it.
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Re: Shah Jahan Ahmednagar dam- Unique and link for article on it
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2019, 12:27:42 PM »
Thanks a lot. Do go over the article to know the historical importance!
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Re: Shah Jahan Ahmednagar dam- Unique and link for article on it
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2019, 05:03:49 PM »
Happy to see you and many other WoC members contribute to this publication of the Mumbai coin society. Great to see the subject you have chosen. Discovery coins are always good fun, but when the coin is, as you say and show, a document that shows how conquest lead to changing moneatary standards, it is even more interesting. Wasn't it Akbar who said that he would ally himself with any leader who would accept his weight and money standards?

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

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Re: Shah Jahan Ahmednagar dam- Unique and link for article on it
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2019, 06:30:16 PM »
The integration of all mughal subahs under a single monetary system was never achieved by Akbar. The malwa and Gujrat standard continued similar to the earlier sultan standard.  There was an attempt to impose the Mughal standard in Nizamshahi territories but it seemed that it had failed .
Dr.Abhishek