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Quarter Rupee
« on: May 03, 2020, 08:58:35 PM »
I really should know where this is from - but after searching and failing yet another time I give up :-\

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Re: Quarter Rupee
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2020, 10:22:05 PM »
Dear Andyg, your coin:
Mughal, Emperor Aurangzeb, Date?, Silver Quarter Rupee, Gulkanda mint (AH 1068-1118 /1658-1707 AD)
Obverse (Photo on the right): Legend (from bottom to top):
 “سکه زد در جهان چو بدر منیر شاه اورنگزیب عالم گیر “, Sikka zad dar Jahan chu badr Munir Shah Aurangzeb Alamgir. Meaning, (Struck money through the world like the shining moon, Shah Aurangzeb Alamgir)
Reverse  (Photo on the left): Legend (from top to bottom):
 “ مانوس ميمنت سنه ؟۲ جلوس ضرب كلكنده “, Manus Maimanet, Sanah 2x Julus, zarb Gulkanda, meaning, “Struck in Gulkanda in the 2xth year of his prosperous reign”.
Aurangzeb was the sixth Mughal emperor, who reigned for a period of 49 years from 1658 until his death in 1707 AD. He is widely considered to be the last effective Mughal emperor.

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« Last Edit: May 04, 2020, 06:56:20 PM by aws22 »
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Re: Quarter Rupee
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2020, 07:25:44 AM »
Mughal, Emperor Aurangzeb, AH 1088/ Year 20, Silver Quarter Rupee, Ahmedabad mint (AH 1068-1118 /1658-1707 AD)
Maythem

Dear Maythem, This is not Ahmedabad Mint. Possibility is more of it being Golkonda but I am more likely to be wrong than correct. Also, the RY is more likely 27 (the dot that you see is of noon in Sanah), the 7 is written just at the edge of the flan as a <. There is no AH date on the flan and in Mughal numismatics, I would not hazarad a guess as to dates / date combinations.

Fractions of most mints are scarce and the quarter and below coins are extremely scarce to find.

Amit

PS: I am transferring this to the Mughal section where more experienced collectors may be able to shed more light on the coin.
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Re: Quarter Rupee
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2020, 08:38:25 AM »
Thank you Amit, I have corrected the date combination. As for the mint, looking at the visible parts, I tend to agree with you that it is " Gulkanda كلكنده ".
Gulkanda is now known as Golkonda or Golconda or Golla konda meaning "shepherd's hill", is a citadel and fort in Southern India. It is situated 11 kilometers west of Hyderabad.

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« Last Edit: May 04, 2020, 08:53:17 AM by aws22 »
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Re: Quarter Rupee. Please help read the mint.
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2020, 01:44:57 PM »
Thank you Amit, I have corrected the date combination.
Maythem
Maythem, one RY will span across two AH dates and hence I had mentioned that unless the date  - or at least the last digit of the date is not clearly seen I would not hazard a guess on the date / Ry on Mughal coins.

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Re: Quarter Rupee
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2020, 06:53:34 PM »
Thank you Amit, I agree with you and wil put a question mark on the date.

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Re: Quarter Rupee
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2020, 05:03:16 PM »
Thanks very much both of you much appreciated.
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