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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: Overlord on October 10, 2009, 04:27:17 PM

Title: Farrukhsiyar (AH1124-31/AD1713-19), Rupee, Mint Lahore, 1125 AH/RY 2, KM#377.43
Post by: Overlord on October 10, 2009, 04:27:17 PM
Farrukhsiyar (AH1124-1131/AD1713-1719), Rupee, Mint Dal-Al-Sultanate Lahore, 1125 AH/RY 2, "Bahr-Wa-Barr" (Sea and Land) Couplet, KM#377.43

Info at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farrukhsiyar
(http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii203/amitvyas03/Farrukhsiyar.jpg)
 Farrukh Siyar (Opaque watercolour, gouache with gold, c. 1715 AD)

This coin has the "Bahr-Wa-Barr" (Sea and Land) couplet"

Sikka Zad Az Fazl-e-Haq Bar Sim Wa Zar
Badshah Bahr-Wa-Barr Farrukh Siyar


Struck coin by the Grace of Truth, On Silver and Gold
Emperor or Sea and Land, Farrukh Siyar

The above couplet was parodied by poet Mirza Zafar Zatalli of Narnol, who is supposed to have been executed for having composed it. His version reads

Sikka Zad Bar Gandam-Wa-Moth-Wa-Matar
Badshah Dazakasha Farrukh Siyar


Struck coin on Wheat and Lentils and Peas
The Grain-Gatherer Emperor, Farrukh Siyar

Mass=11.4 g

Obverse Sikka Zad Az Fazl-e-Haq Bar Sim Wa Zar Badshah Bahr-Wa-Barr Farrukh Siyar (Struck coin by the Grace of Truth, On Silver and Gold; Emperor or Sea and Land, Farrukh Siyar); AH1125
(http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii203/amitvyas03/F1a.jpg)
(http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii203/amitvyas03/FD1-2.jpg)

Reverse Zarb Dal-Al-Sultanate Lahore Sanat 2 Jalus Manus Maimanat [Struck at the Seat of Sovereignty, Lahore, in the Second Year (of his) Reign Associated With Prosperity)
(http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii203/amitvyas03/F1-3.jpg)
(http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii203/amitvyas03/FD2-2.jpg)
Title: Re: Farrukhsiyar (AH1124-31/AD1713-19), Rupee, Mint Lahore, 1125 AH/RY 2, KM#377.43
Post by: asm on October 11, 2009, 03:05:22 AM
Overlord,
This is Great. An excellent coin and an even better lesson on reading it.

Amit