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The mark near six o'clock suggests that it has been used as an amulet.

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Re: Shah Jahan, Rupee, Patna mint, AH1039/RY 2, Ilahi month Bahman, KM# 224.16
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2012, 02:04:29 PM »
Great work Overlord.........I love it and have learnt a lot today......

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Re: Shah Jahan, Rupee, Patna mint, AH1039/RY 2, Ilahi month Bahman, KM# 224.16
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2012, 05:25:08 PM »
What annoys me when coins like this are ruined by drilling  to hang on a chain is that invariably the coin is the wrong way up as was this case  ::)
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Re: Shah Jahan, Rupee, Patna mint, AH1039/RY 2, Ilahi month Bahman, KM# 224.16
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2012, 08:21:40 PM »
What annoys me when coins like this are ruined by drilling  to hang on a chain is that invariably the coin is the wrong way up as was this case  ::)


I agree and understand your feelings as a collector & admirer of such coins of Mughal era that are valuable at the moment.

In the contrary such coins during that era were used extensively as jewelry (no one had realized during that period that such hobby will grow and interested collectors will collect such coins).

Like at present  , new generation feels we all are crazy and wasting time in such hobbies .

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Re: Shah Jahan, Rupee, Patna mint, AH1039/RY 2, Ilahi month Bahman, KM# 224.16
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2012, 08:59:43 PM »

In the contrary such coins during that era were used extensively as jewelry (no one had realized during that period that such hobby will grow and interested collectors will collect such coins).

Cheers ;D

But how come they often put them upside down, surely they would know the right way up for the script even if they could not read & write themselves
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Overlord's coin was drilled the right way for use as an amulet. An amulet hangs on a chain around the neck. If the amulet (or the kalima) is thought e.g. to give protection during battle, the wearer will take it out of his clothes to look at it and maybe kiss it just before the battle starts. This process requires that the coin is turned upside down and the user will see the coin/text correctly.

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.......... the die axis is perfectly (well almost) aligned. I wonder if the maker spent time to get one like this?

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Overlord's coin was drilled the right way for use as an amulet. An amulet hangs on a chain around the neck. If the amulet (or the kalima) is thought e.g. to give protection during battle, the wearer will take it out of his clothes to look at it and maybe kiss it just before the battle starts. This process requires that the coin is turned upside down and the user will see the coin/text correctly.

Peter

I see what you mean, didn't think of it being used that way
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