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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 11, 2009, 05:53:28 AM

Title: Alamgir II (AH1167-73,1754-59AD), Rupee, Lahore mint, 1168AH/RY 1, KM#460.13
Post by: Overlord on October 11, 2009, 05:53:28 AM
Aziz-al-Din Alamgir II (AH1167-1173,1754-1759 AD), Rupee, Mint Dal-Al-Sultanate Lahore, 1168 AH, RY Ahad (1), KM#460.13

Info at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alamgir_II
(http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii203/amitvyas03/alam.jpg)
 Alamgir II, Tempera on paper, 18th century AD

Mass=11.4 g

Obverse Sikka Mubarak Badshah Ghazi Alamgir [Auspecious Coin (of) The Fighter Aginst Infidels, Emperor Alamgir], 1168 (AH)
(http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii203/amitvyas03/AL1-4.jpg)
(http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii203/amitvyas03/ALD.jpg)

Reverse Zarb Dal-Al-Sultanate Lahore Sanat Ahad Jalus Manus Maimanat [Struck at the Seat of Sovereignty, Lahore, in the First Year (of his) Reign Associated With Prosperity)
(http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii203/amitvyas03/AL2-4.jpg)
(http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii203/amitvyas03/ALD1.jpg)
PS: The "Alif" of "Dar Al" is wrongly shown as an extension of the "Be" of "Zarb"
Title: Re: Alamgir II (AH1167-73,1754-59AD), Rupee, Lahore mint, 1168AH/RY 1, KM#460.13
Post by: Oesho on October 11, 2009, 04:32:42 PM
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PS: The "Alif" of "Dar Al" is wrongly shown as an extension of the "Be" of "Zarb"
When you enlarge the picture you clearly see there is a gap between the "Be" of "Zarb" and the "Alif". So the engraving of the text is perfectly correct.
Title: Re: Alamgir II (AH1167-73,1754-59AD), Rupee, Lahore mint, 1168AH/RY 1, KM#460.13
Post by: Overlord on October 11, 2009, 04:39:28 PM
Thanks Oesho. Actually I made a mistake while making the illustration and did not want to redo it again, so I just added a note indicating what was wrong in the illustration. With the coin in hand the gap was indeed difficult to observe. In the image, it can be seen easily, as you observed.