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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: Saikat on May 12, 2018, 01:35:21 PM

Title: Rafi-Ud-Darjat, Silver Rupee, Itawa mint
Post by: Saikat on May 12, 2018, 01:35:21 PM
Hi,
Attaching a rupee of the short lived Mughal ruler Rafi ud Darjat who  ruled for three months.
Mint : Itawa,
Weight: 11.28 g,
Diameter: 24.89 mm
Date: AH 1131, RY Ahad.
Ref: KM # 405.8
Obv:
Sikka-e-zad Ba-Hind Ba-Hazaraan Barkat
Shahenshah-e Bahr-o-Bar Rafi-ud-Darjat

Struck in india with a thousand blessings,
King-of-kings on sea and land, Rafi-ud-Darjat

Rev: Date and mint.

I tried to make an overlay for this coin. However with my next to none skill of Farsi, I expect to make mistakes. Please do point those out so that I can correct the illustration.
The overlay was helped much better coin here (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,42669.0.html).

Thanks,
Saikat
Title: Re: Rafi-Ud-Darjat, Silver Rupee, Itawa mint
Post by: Figleaf on May 20, 2018, 07:30:20 AM
I expect those pretender coins to be really hard to find. Congratulations, Saikat. Are you now able to make a numismatic time line, with at least one coin for each Mughal ruler? Is the Itawa mint more difficult than others?

I am afraid I can't help with your great and highly useful overlay. In view of the lack of comments, I think you may conclude you got it right.

Peter
Title: Re: Rafi-Ud-Darjat, Silver Rupee, Itawa mint
Post by: Saikat on May 20, 2018, 07:55:13 AM
Hi Peter,
I am still missing some of the other pretenders or those who ruled for a short time, whose coin price demands selling of body parts I am rather attached to! Nevertheless I am always in the lookout for a comparatively better deal like this one, which was unsold in auction allowing me to buy at the lowest estimated price.
Thanks,
Saikat