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Shah Jahan, Rupee, Mint: Dehli, AH 1044 RY -, KM#227.06.
« on: July 30, 2011, 08:14:23 AM »
A rupee of Shah Jahan, minted at Dehli in AH 1044. Is my reading correct?

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Re: Shah Jahan, Dehli, AH 1044
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2011, 08:56:58 AM »
Absolutely correct ! this rupee is listed by C.J Brown (mughal coins in Lucknow  Museum) under n° 2147a
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Re: Shah Jahan, Dehli, AH 1044
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2011, 09:19:26 AM »
Dear Saro,

Thank you very much for your confirmation.

The right image sees to have the Ilahi creed in the circle and a fairly long legend around it. I could make out just the date. Please help.

The left image has the Mint Name at the bottom and reading upwards, Shihab al din Muhammad ..... / ..... Shah Jahan / Badshah Gazi.

Please correct me if my reading is wrong.

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Re: Shah Jahan, Dehli, AH 1044
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2011, 10:02:45 AM »
Around the Kalima, we find the usual legend with names and epithets of the four first Caliphs + the date (1044), and on the other face the full reading is :"zarb Delhi shihab al-din Muhammad sahib qiran sani Shah Jahan badshah ghazi" with "B" of zarb, "hib" of sahib and "i" of ghazi which form the three lines
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Re: Shah Jahan, Dehli, AH 1044
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2011, 10:15:09 AM »
You beat me to it.

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Re: Shah Jahan, Dehli, AH 1044
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2011, 10:44:00 AM »
Thanks Saro.

Does this series of coins (KM#227.6, I believe) have RY inscribed on the coins? Is the KM references correct?

Shah Jahan renamed Dehil as Shahjahanabad as coins of Shah Jahan are found with both names. Zeno has coins of Dehli till AH 1045 while coins in the name of Shahjahanabad are seen from RY 21 or 1059 RY 22.

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Re: Shah Jahan, Dehli, AH 1044
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2011, 10:57:26 AM »
Yes, the regnal year is on the left of the mintname, but unfortunately out of flan on yours (yr.4 ?). KM reference may be the good one, but in the "KM.227" it seems that they gathered Kalima in circle and square types?
According to the mintname, you are right : "Shahjahanabad" appears after Shah Jahan has renamed the city.
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Re: Shah Jahan, Dehli, AH 1044
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2011, 11:50:57 AM »
The coin is similar to ZENO #79425.
It's missing the regnal year too.
KM reference #227.6

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Re: Shah Jahan, Rupee, Mint: Dehli, AH 1044 RY -, KM#227.06.
« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2011, 03:09:46 PM »
Beautiful coin with excellent explanation ...............


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