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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: sushil kumar agrawal on September 08, 2012, 01:16:47 PM

Title: Muhammad Shah. Rupee. Mint: Khujista Buniyad (Aurangabad)
Post by: sushil kumar agrawal on September 08, 2012, 01:16:47 PM
sir
please identify the coin .give me details of emperor,  AH year, & name of mint


sushil
Title: coin identification
Post by: sushil kumar agrawal on September 08, 2012, 01:22:39 PM
sir
please identify this coin in details
Title: Re: coin identification
Post by: asm on September 08, 2012, 01:31:32 PM
The coin shows he legend Sikka Mubarak (allmost off the coin) / Badshah Gazi / Ahmad or Muhammad Shah. Year is off the flan
The mint name is on the reverse and the identification would be possible only if the reverse is posted. I saw the reverse posted as a separate topic and have taken the liberty to merge the two.

A word of advice. Please trim the picture closer and post larger images to be able to read the coin better.

Amit
Title: Re: coin identification
Post by: Overlord on September 09, 2012, 02:43:12 PM
Part of the mint name visible reads "... Bunyad". I think this is most likely RY 3, Muhammad Shah, Khujista Bunyad (Aurangabad) mint.
Title: Re: Muhammad Shah. Rupee. Mint: Khujista Buniyad (Aurangabad)
Post by: asm on February 09, 2015, 07:29:26 AM
Here is mine with the complete legend and both dates. AH 1134 RY 3

Amit
Title: Re: Muhammad Shah. Rupee. Mint: Khujista Buniyad (Aurangabad)
Post by: Figleaf on February 09, 2015, 08:59:17 AM
Makes me wish I had a time machine, so I could kick that shroff in the behind before he could make those holes. Barbarian!

Peter
Title: Re: Muhammad Shah. Rupee. Mint: Khujista Buniyad (Aurangabad)
Post by: asm on February 09, 2015, 09:16:26 AM
.......... I could kick that shroff in the behind before he could make those holes.

I agree.............but then, he had to make sure that he was getting good money and I have heard that quite many of these shroffs were Armenian.
I have one observation. More coins of the South Indian mints (and these are the ones hard to find) have shroff marks on them than those minted in the North. So would it have something to do with the fact that these were mostly IPS / Local governor issues and not purely Mughal Issues.............. Most of the Central and South of India was not under direct Mughal control by the time Muhammad Shah was settling on his throne.

Amit
Title: Re: Muhammad Shah. Rupee. Mint: Khujista Buniyad (Aurangabad)
Post by: Figleaf on February 09, 2015, 09:28:28 AM
My understanding was that the shroff marks were made to see if the coins was made of silver below the surface also. If so, the question would have been "is this coin genuine", not "does this coin contain enough silver". The second question would arise for coins of an unknown ruler and the test instrument of choice may well have been the touchstone. The first question would arise in areas with a relatively high crime rate. Beyond rationality, it may just have been a question of tradition.

Peter