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Offline mitresh

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Shah Jahan: 'Nazarana' Mohur, Allahabad mint, KM 260.3
« on: December 08, 2014, 07:34:05 AM »
Shah Jahan, Gold Mohur 10.86g, Allahabad, AH 1046 RY10, Square area type, KM 260.3



A beautiful broad flan with complete die impressions on both sides showing islamic calligraphy at its best. Notice the artistic knots at the edges of the square that, as a decorative element, greatly enhances the visual appeal of the coin.

Such coins were usually minted on special occasions (birth, marriage, birthday, victory, gifts etc) and are termed as 'Nazrana' (presentation) coins. They are characterized by broad flans and fine calligraphy.
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Re: Shah Jahan: 'Nazarana' Mohur, Allahabad mint, KM 260.3
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2014, 05:39:46 PM »
Nice coin Mitresh.

For a better understanding of Nazrana Coins, and the purpose for which they were issued, just refer this link:

http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,5647.0.html

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Re: Shah Jahan: 'Nazarana' Mohur, Allahabad mint, KM 260.3
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2014, 06:03:36 PM »
Thanks Abhay.
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Re: Shah Jahan: 'Nazarana' Mohur, Allahabad mint, KM 260.3
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2014, 08:14:20 PM »
Those decorative elements (knots) are indeed interesting. They are found on Akbar coppers also and on these coins they do not seem decorative only. I am wondering if there is some symbolic connection between the elements and the Mughal dynasty.

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