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Offline mitresh

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Aurangzeb: Rupee, Zafarabad mint, KM #300.93
« on: March 04, 2014, 08:44:31 AM »
Aurangzeb Alamgir, Silver Rupee, 11.30g, Zafarabad mint, AH 1075 RY 7, KM #300.93



A lovely coin with attractive floral motifs. You can just about see the AH date on the Obv at bottom left at 7 'o' clock.

See here for a similar coin posted by Amit although it is a later issue.
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Re: Aurangzeb: Rupee, Zafarabad mint, KM #300.93
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2014, 09:44:10 AM »
What distinguishes the two issues? Was there a reason to change types?

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Re: Aurangzeb: Rupee, Zafarabad mint, KM #300.93
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2014, 12:36:48 PM »
The Couplet used on both coins differ. While on my coin, the couplet is the 'Badr e Munir' Couplet, the one on this coin is 'Mihr O Munir' which was normally used on Gold Coins. Reverse is the same.

I have been perplexed about the number of mints that issued coins at some stage with 'Mehr O Munir' couplet during his reign........... I believe, we will need some help from the experts.......

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Re: Aurangzeb: Rupee, Zafarabad mint, KM #300.93
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2014, 03:57:44 PM »
That is indeed strange. It is an open invitation to turn a rupee into a mohur with a gold wash.

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Re: Aurangzeb: Rupee, Zafarabad mint, KM #300.93
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2014, 04:41:10 PM »
I studied not indepth by concluded as follows for Aurangzeb coinage :

1. Initial issues
a) different placement of AH/RY years
b) die differs in mid years /later years
c) apart from Emperor full name during initial years.

2. Middle years
a) Normal couplets
b) Normal short name of emperor

3. Later years
a) different placement of AH/RY  years
c) Mint name changed for almost 7-8 mints for example
Mint -1                        Mint -2
Alamgirpur                         Bhilsa
Aurangabad                 Khujista Buniyad
Azimabad                         Patna
Gulbarga                         Ahsanabad
Murshidabad                Maksusabad

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