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Offline mitresh

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Shah Jahan: Half-Rupee, RY 17
« on: December 05, 2013, 07:12:12 AM »
Mughal Empire, Shah Jahan, Half Rupee, RY 17

Please can someone confirm the mint name or whether it is off-flan? If the mint is off-flan, what would be the closest guess based on style? Surat?
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Re: Shah Jahan: Half-Rupee, RY 17
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2013, 09:36:26 AM »
Mint name is off the flan here.

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Re: Shah Jahan: Half-Rupee, RY 17
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2013, 09:45:24 AM »
Thanks Amit, I thought so. I believe the style is indicative of Surat mint but I'm not sure.
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Re: Shah Jahan: Half-Rupee, RY 17
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2013, 08:54:12 AM »
Dear Mitresh, I think you are right : even if the mintname is off, Surat is certain for this half rupee :
- margin legends around Kalima start at lower (end : "'ilm 'Ali" is partially legible on right side)
- ry. in right lower corner of area with the emperor's name.

I possess a rupee of this type listed under n° 2184 & 2185 by C.J Brown, with exactly the same flower ornaments on Kalima side.
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