A mughal period seal

Started by krishna, August 06, 2023, 12:59:07 PM

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krishna

This seal from (mughal) Shah Jahan 2 period was brought by a gentleman during today's Gujarat coin society, monthly meeting
Its a non regal, but a contemporary seal

Thought it was interesting, thus shared

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asm

This seal is in the name of Shah Alam and is dated 1175 with RY ahd so would be the period of Shah Alam II. Shah Jahan II would be 1131.

I am unable to read the text at the bottom. The top liner and the Center read (from top to bottom) 1175 Shah Alam  / Badshah Gazi Sana Ahd.

I am not sure if this is an imperial seal and could well be a forgery.

Amit
"It Is Better To Light A Candle Than To Curse The Darkness"

krishna

Sorry, its Shah Alam, i mistakenly wrote Shah Jahan, Thanks
As deciphered by experts over there at the meeting, it's a seal used by the subjects of the king, thus non regal and for general purpose

Figleaf

Perhaps the dating of the first year of the reign is important here? I could imagine that there were some festivities annually on the day Shah Alam II ascended to the throne.

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

asm

Quote from: Figleaf on August 07, 2023, 09:42:35 AMPerhaps the dating of the first year of the reign is important here? I could imagine that there were some festivities annually on the day Shah Alam II ascended to the throne.
Peter
Shah Alam II was a Maratha puppet. on the death of Alamgir II, his detractors had installed Shah Jahan III to the Mughal throne. Shah Alam II was in Patna at that time. It was only some time in his 6th Regnal year that Shah Alam II could step in to Mughal HQ (so to say) at Shahjahanabad (Dehli).  That too under the full protection of the Maratha General (Sindhia).

Amit
"It Is Better To Light A Candle Than To Curse The Darkness"