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Akbar, Silver Rupee, Allahabad, 11.50g, 23mm, KM 97.1



This rupee is popularly termed as the 'rebellion' issue of Jahangir.
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Re: Akbar: Silver Rupee, Allahabad, ornamental type
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2015, 08:19:26 PM »
The so called rebellion issues
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Re: Akbar: Silver Rupee, Allahabad, ornamental type
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2015, 08:48:54 PM »
"So called"? Is there an interesting story here?

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Re: Akbar: Silver Rupee, Allahabad, ornamental type
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2015, 12:14:28 PM »
Description from The Standard Guide to South Asian Coins and Paper Money Since 1556 and Jan Lingen's comments on Zeno:

"During the last decade of Akbar's reign, his son Salim [later Emperor Jahangir] grew increasingly restive in his desire to assume supreme power. He rebelled outright several times, and, as governor of Allahbad Province, refused to recognize Akbar's suzerainty. The silver coins of Allahabad of this period were issued anonymously without following the imperial style, but with a Persian poetic couplet [and sometimes the Ilahi month and date. Ilahi years 44 to 49 are known, as well as a not dated variety (this one)]."

From The Oxford History of India by Vincent A. Smith:

"Prince Salim continued in open rebellion, holding court as a king in Allahabad. In August 1602 he inflicted a terrible blow upon his father's feelings by hiring a robber chief named Bir Singh Bundela to murder Akbar's trusted friend and counsellor Abu-l Fazl, whom the prince hated and feared. A temporary and insincere reconciliation between father and son was patched up by Salima Begam in 1603. But no real peace was possible until after the death of Prince Daniyal, which occurred in April 1604, when he died from effects of drink, like his brother Murad. Salim being then the only son left, Akbar became really anxious to arrange terms with him. The one other possible successor was Salim's son, Prince Khusru, a popular and amiable youth, whose claims were favoured by Raja Man Singh and Aziz Koka.

In November 1604 Salim was persuaded to come to court, probably under threats that, if he refused, Khusru would be declared heir apparent. His father recieved him with seeming cordiality. He then drew him suddenly into an inner apartment, slapped him soundly in the face, and confined him in a bathroom under the charge of a physician and two servants, as if he were a lunatic requiring medical treatment. After a short time, the length of which is variously stated, Akbar released his son, restored him to favour, made him viceroy of the province to which Daniyal had been appointed, and allowed him to reside at Agra as the acknowleded heir apparent.

The prince was cowed by his father's rough handling and gave no further trouble."

This coin has the Bagharb-wa-Sharq (In the West and the East) couplet:

Hamesha Hamchu Zar Mihir Wa Mah Raij Bad
Bagharb-wa-Sharq Jahan Sikka Allahabad


(Like the Gold of Sun and the Moon, May Always be Current,
In the West and the East of the World, the Coin of Allahabad)

See attached transliteration obtained from the web.
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Re: Akbar: Silver Rupee, Allahabad, ornamental type
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2015, 01:58:52 PM »
Thank you, Mitresh. A very interesting story indeed that enhances the interest of your coin greatly. In view of later successions, this was a calm and bloodless procedure. :) As for the brilliant overlay, I instantly recognise the style of our member Overlord.

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Re: Akbar: Silver Rupee, Allahabad, ornamental type
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2015, 02:04:58 PM »
I was visualizing the "Slapgate" scene between Akbar & Jahangir.......something on the lines of Asterix & Obelix "Paf Paf Tchac!!" Poor Salim, he got his ears boxed, cheeks red and all for daring his Dad...Oh well! this sounds familiar to me......
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Re: Akbar: Silver Rupee, Allahabad, ornamental type
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2015, 02:42:37 PM »
 :D :D :D
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