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Modern Asian coins, pseudo coins and trade tokens => Indian subcontinent: Mughal, Princely states and colonial (1526-1947) => Mughal central government => Topic started by: Rangnath on February 10, 2008, 10:51:55 PM

Title: Moghul Rupee: Farrukhsiyar (AH1124-1131/1173-1719), mint: Surat
Post by: Rangnath on February 10, 2008, 10:51:55 PM
On the side that I have as the obverse, I am curious about the legend on the center line.  I have seen it else where, but do not know its meaning. I guess the mint of the coin is with a place that ends in a "t"; Surat? It is difficult to read, but the reyanl year appears to be 4.
richie
Title: Re: Moghul Rupee: Shah Alam II?
Post by: Oesho on February 10, 2008, 11:35:21 PM

This is coin of Farrukhsiyar (AH1124-1131/1173-1719), mint: Surat. Date: Ry.4. Ref.: KM#377.59

The legend on the coins of Farrukhsiyar is found in different arrangements, but always the same words are used.
Legend (from bottom to top):
Sikkah/Zad bar seem o zar/az fazl haq bad/Shah/bhre-o-bar Farrukh-siyar.
(This can be translated in general as: Struck coin on silver and gold by the grace of the truth, King od sea and land, Farrukhsiyar)
Title: Re: Moghul Rupee: Farrukhsiyar (AH1124-1131/1173-1719), mint: Surat
Post by: Rangnath on February 11, 2008, 12:16:29 AM
With a limited "vocabulary", I tried to read what I could.  I expected to find Farrukhsiyar on the second line of the coin, hense my mistake.  But I did get "Surat" right! 
Thanks for the correction!
Richie