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Offline Rangnath

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Aurangzeb Alamgir 1/8 rupee
« on: March 25, 2008, 04:39:08 PM »
This coin is but 1.5 grams. 
Any idea which ruler had it minted?
richie
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Re: Small silver coin of Unknown provenance
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2008, 05:13:53 PM »
Dear Richie, The little coin is an issue of Aurangzeb Alamgir. The legend on the silver coins of Aurangzeb have in the centre line "Chu Badre Munir" which is also shown on this small coin. On account of weight it must be 1/8 of a rupee, however as the mint is off the flan it's hard to attribute this coin. Some specimen, rather of the same fabric, show the mint Kabul, but it's hard to be definite about this piece.

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Re: Small silver coin of Unknown provenance
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2008, 06:40:47 PM »
Do you think that I would be correct in reading the reynal year as 12?
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Re: Small silver coin of Unknown provenance
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2008, 06:51:02 PM »
Richie, what you assume to read as 12, is actually badr..
The regnal year will be in front of Julus on the left image (=reverse), but this is completely off the flan of the coin.

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Re: Small silver coin of Unknown provenance
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2008, 08:04:06 PM »
YIKES! I see that now.  Thanks Oesho. 
richie