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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: TTerrier on December 29, 2019, 12:54:19 AM

Title: Muhammad Shah rupee Azimabad RY8
Post by: TTerrier on December 29, 2019, 12:54:19 AM
This is the last one for this weekend and posed a challenge.  I purchased this from Stephen Album and so I was able to rely on his mint attribution which I never would have figured out myself.  However, I couldn't find a decent example of the mint name on Zeno so I am really guessing as to how the letter forms would appear on the coin.

Some of the words also seem to be in a different order on this coin - I think I have it right but corrections are welcome.

Based on what is visible of the last number in the AH date I think AH 1138 is a reasonable inference to make, since only an 8 would have a downward pointing element at the beginning of the number.

Finally, after seeing mitresh's nice rupee with the banker's mark I noticed there was one on this coin - bonus!

Muhammad Shah rupee, 11.59gm, 22.0 mm, RY8, AH 1138, Azimabad mint.
Title: Re: Muhammad Shah rupee Azimabad RY8
Post by: Figleaf on January 07, 2020, 07:04:23 PM
When I read your comment, I was wondering about that last digit. Having seen the picture, I'd have gone with an 8 also. The angle is just right and the character just a bit shorter than the descenders in the rest of the date. Great. Except that what you have on your overlay looks like a 7. ;) Or were you just checking if we were paying attention?

Peter
Title: Re: Muhammad Shah rupee Azimabad RY8
Post by: TTerrier on January 08, 2020, 06:37:17 AM
Well that was a bit sloppy on my part - I plead Arabic dyslexia!  I've fixed the overlay so it actually makes sense - thanks for the heads up!