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Shah Jahan, AR Rupee, AH1053/RY17, Qandahar
« on: February 15, 2013, 06:34:09 PM »
This one has some ornamentation below & above to the left of Muhammad, not sure if the mint is under Shah Jahan or to the left of it & barely visible?

weight  11.38g

Dated 1053/RY17
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Re: Shah Jahan, AR Rupee, AH1053/RY17 mint identification help
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2013, 04:49:17 AM »
Very nice.
The mint is Qandahar.

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Re: Shah Jahan, AR Rupee, AH1053/RY17, Qandahar
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2013, 10:34:53 AM »
Thank you Overlord, I see this style of ornamentation is used quite often on Qandahar rupees
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Re: Shah Jahan, AR Rupee, AH1053/RY17, Qandahar
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2013, 12:23:26 PM »
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Re: Shah Jahan, AR Rupee, AH1053/RY17, Qandahar
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2013, 12:13:44 AM »
These coins were struck in Qandahar in Afghanistan. There are also coins of Shah Jahan struck in Qandahar in the Deccan.

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Re: Shah Jahan, AR Rupee, AH1053/RY17, Qandahar
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2013, 11:19:07 AM »
These coins were struck in Qandahar in Afghanistan. There are also coins of Shah Jahan struck in Qandahar in the Deccan.

That's interesting Oesho , how do the Deccan coins differ from the Afghan ones ?
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Re: Shah Jahan, AR Rupee, AH1053/RY17, Qandahar
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2013, 01:08:09 PM »
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....how do the Deccan coins differ from the Afghan ones ?
They can be distinguished from each other by design and date.
The Qandahar issues of Afghanistan are much bolder in design and show different marks, like the leaf-mark above 'Muhammad' on the obverse. The Afghan Qandahar types are all of the type of legend within square.

The issues of Qandahar from the Deccan are of more fine calligraphy and also show different types.
But most important are the dates. Qandahar in Afghanistan was under Mughal control from AH1047 /Ry.11 till AH1058/Ry.21. Other dates than those are issues of Qandahar in the Deccan. Some overlaps are there as well, but they can easily be distinguished by difference in type.