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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: asm on October 18, 2009, 09:46:03 AM

Title: Jahangir, Mint Lahore, Ilahi month Ardibihisht, ND/RY8, KM#145.11
Post by: asm on October 18, 2009, 09:46:03 AM
Please help attribute this rupee of Jehangir.
Title: Re: Jehangir
Post by: Overlord on October 18, 2009, 10:40:38 AM
Mint Lahore, Ilahi month Ardibihisht, ND/RY8, KM#145.11
Title: Re: Jehangir, Mint Lahore, Ilahi month Ardibihisht, ND/RY8, KM#145.11
Post by: asm on October 18, 2009, 12:08:26 PM
Overlord,

Thanks a lot.

Amit
Title: Re: Jehangir, Mint Lahore, Ilahi month Ardibihisht, ND/RY8, KM#145.11
Post by: Overlord on October 18, 2009, 12:18:19 PM
asm, I have a slight suspecion (just gut feel, nothing concrete) regarding its authenticity. Is the mass within range?
Title: Re: Jehangir, Mint Lahore, Ilahi month Ardibihisht, ND/RY8, KM#145.11
Post by: asm on October 18, 2009, 12:22:02 PM
Overlord,

At first look even I was suspicious. However the dealer assured me that it was authentic. What is the cause of concern? I would like to know.

Weight 11.5g

Amit

Title: Re: Jehangir, Mint Lahore, Ilahi month Ardibihisht, ND/RY8, KM#145.11
Post by: Rangnath on October 21, 2009, 02:13:27 AM
Many of Jahangir's mints produced such sophisticated coins with beautiful calligraphy.  Your coin does not quite live up to my expectation, at least that is where my suspicion would arise. But the design and weight are correct.  Perhaps the coin has suffered during the last 400 years. Perhaps it was buried and then subjected to harsh cleaning.  What do you think Amit?
Mind you, my first thoughts of your coin were Wow! THAT looks interesting!  I love Jahangir's coins.
richie