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Ahmad Shah Bahadur, Rupee, Imtiazgadh. RY ahd, KM#447.03
« on: August 22, 2012, 08:29:12 AM »
This 11.48g rupee was sold to me by a very reputed dealer as being a rupee of Farrukhsiyar from Imtiazgadh mint. I could not verify the same. Please help confirm.



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Re: Farrukhsiyar, Imtiazgadh? Please help attribute.
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2012, 11:59:18 AM »
If i am correct, I can see "Imtiyazgarh".

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Re: Farrukhsiyar, Imtiazgadh? Please help attribute.
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2012, 12:12:40 PM »
I was reasonably sure of Imtiazgarh. I can not see Farrukhsiyar..........however, I see a similarity (to a small extent) with this coin.

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Re: Farrukhsiyar, Imtiazgadh? Please help attribute.
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2012, 11:11:54 PM »
I am still not able to reconstruct the full legend, but I am confident that it is a coin in the name of Farukhsyar. Ry. Ahd.

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Re: Farrukhsiyar, Rupee, Imtiazgadh. RY ahd, KM#377.32
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2012, 10:55:16 AM »
Dear Oesho,

Thank you for confirming the coin as an issue of Farrukhsiyar. Imtiyazgarh is fairly clear. Seems to be a very early issue.....even the legends on the Zeno coin linked in the first post is with poor calligraphy.

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Re: Ahmad Shah Bahadur, Rupee, Imtiazgadh. RY ahd, KM#447.03
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2012, 03:12:15 AM »
Frank Timmerman opines:

Dear Amit,
the coin read by Brown(1920) has incomplete legends(couplet)and therefore he made a mistake.
The couplet printed and translated in Provincial Museum Lucknow Catalogue therefore should be corrected as follows:

Sikkah zad dar jahan be-fazl ilah
Shah 'Alam panah Ahmad Shah.

So the first line translates as:
Struck coin in the World by the Grace of God
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Your coin is quite rare and at the moment I only know of  the other two illustrations in Brown and KM(both coins with AH date missing but with regnal year ahd(1).


The legend on the coin fits in well with the picture on SCWC so I believe that this is an issue of Ahmad Shah and not Farrukhsiyar. I have changed the topic name to reflect it.

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Re: Ahmad Shah Bahadur, Rupee, Imtiazgadh. RY ahd, KM#447.03
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2012, 03:29:32 PM »
Yes, Frank is correct. It is a rupee of Ahmad Shah Bahadur. The word be-fazl made me look for Farukhsiyar and put me on the wrong leg.
Coins with the be-fazl-elah couplet are reported for Imtiyazgarh, Kankurti and Firoznagar.
Looking at my own collection I saw that this type is also represented in it. I obtained it in Oct.-1996 from Spink's for £ 60.= See image below, incl. written out obv.-legend.
Ref.: KM#447.3
Same coin in IMC 2104, LMC 4236 and Nagpur Museum Catalogue 1175-1176.

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Re: Ahmad Shah Bahadur, Rupee, Imtiazgadh. RY ahd, KM#447.03
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2012, 02:59:58 AM »
Thank you Oesho for the confirmation..As usual, your coin is a gem compared to mine...

Amit 
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