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Offline veeraiahchoudary6

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Need Help with Identifying this Coin -May Be Mughal
« on: August 15, 2012, 07:56:30 AM »
Below is the coin I need help with. I think this is a mughal coin. Not sure though. My guess is based on the parasol on the coin.

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Re: Need Help with Identifying this Coin -May Be Mughal
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2012, 07:57:38 AM »
Here is the Image

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Re: Need Help with Identifying this Coin -May Be Mughal
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2012, 01:38:48 PM »
can it be a rupee of shah alam II dated 1219/46 mint shahjahanabad KM 713?

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Re: Need Help with Identifying this Coin -May Be Mughal
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2012, 02:41:44 PM »
Shah Alam II, Rupee, Shahjahanabad, AH1219/Ry.46




http://www.zeno.ru/showphoto.php?photo=64786


Hope someone can explain about Chatri symbol on obverse.

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Re: Need Help with Identifying this Coin -May Be Mughal
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2012, 04:00:21 PM »
The Chatri is a protection against the weather (sun or rain). They come in two varieties. The stone variety is found high up on the walls of palaces and fortresses, or on road check points and serve to allow soldiers to stand guard longer. The variety on the coin is of wood and textile. It is used for travel, usually of high-placed officials. It came to be a symbol of power that way and that is how it is used here.

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An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

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Re: Need Help with Identifying this Coin -May Be Mughal
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2012, 01:47:38 PM »
The Chatri is a protection against the weather (sun or rain). They come in two varieties. The stone variety is found high up on the walls of palaces and fortresses, or on road check points and serve to allow soldiers to stand guard longer. The variety on the coin is of wood and textile. It is used for travel, usually of high-placed officials. It came to be a symbol of power that way and that is how it is used here.

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Nice explanation over the details n use of Chatri (umbrella).

This is the additional info i found in Krause.

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Re: Need Help with Identifying this Coin -May Be Mughal
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2012, 07:24:39 PM »
Nice explanation over the details n use of Chatri (umbrella).

This is the additional info i found in Krause.
Another example of educational post Tariq.

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