Author Topic: Aurangzeb, Rupee, Itawa: Two different styles of writing the mint name  (Read 453 times)

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Offline Overlord

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Mass=11.3 g (both coins)

On the first coin, dated AH1103/Ry 35, the mint name is spelled Itawh.
On the second coin, dated AH1112/Ry 45, the mint name is spelled Itawa.




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Re: Aurangzeb, Rupee, Itawa: Two different styles of writing the mint name
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2015, 03:10:31 PM »
Yet another illustration of why it is useful to have even a limited vocabulary of Arabic. If you can recognise the word zarb (struck at) and know that Arabic is written from right to left, the rest is dead easy. If you can't, good luck.

Is this is published variety?

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Re: Aurangzeb, Rupee, Itawa: Two different styles of writing the mint name
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2015, 03:24:01 PM »
I read on Fb that in the early years of Aurangzeb the mint was written as Itawah but then changed later to Itawa On all subsequent issues it appears as such & follows on with Ahmed Shah Bahadur apart from one known example dated AH1163/RY2 where it reverts back to Itawah & then continues with Itawa again
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