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Nur Jahan: Silver Rupee, Surat, AH 1034 RY 2x
« on: February 17, 2016, 06:48:26 AM »
Mughals, Nur Jahan, Silver Rupee, Surat, 11.42g, AH 1034 RY 2x

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Re: Nur Jahan: Silver Rupee, Surat, AH 1034 RY 2x
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2016, 05:58:08 PM »
Nur Jahan is my favourite Mughal almost-emperor :). India would have prospered and many lives saved with more rulers like her. Probably I am imagining things, but in addition to the flowers and their stems, I can see three elegant birds coming through the characters at 8 o'clock on the left picture. 8)

It helps, of course, that you have come up with yet another gem. Glad you are taking care of them.

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Re: Nur Jahan: Silver Rupee, Surat, AH 1034 RY 2x
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2016, 04:18:42 AM »
Love-a-duck, now that you point it out, it does indeed look like 3 birds although I'm guessing it's pure calligraphy....and magical one at that.
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Re: Nur Jahan: Silver Rupee, Surat, AH 1034 RY 2x
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2016, 07:10:37 AM »
That is not a duck.. part of legend.
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Re: Nur Jahan: Silver Rupee, Surat, AH 1034 RY 2x
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2016, 04:48:46 PM »
Obverse- Ze Hukm Shah Jahangir  Yaft Shud Zewar Zarb Surat

Reverse- Nam e Nur Jahan badshah Begum Zar Sanah 1034/ry20
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Re: Nur Jahan: Silver Rupee, Surat, AH 1034 RY 2x
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2016, 05:05:25 PM »
Wow fantastic! Thanks a lot for your effort Abhishek, the overlay really brings the coin to life and takes the viewing experience to another level.
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Re: Nur Jahan: Silver Rupee, Surat, AH 1034 RY 2x
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2016, 05:24:51 PM »
The couplet on this coin reads as (with additional mint name and date):



ZE HUKAM SHAHE JAHANGIR YAFT SAD ZEWAR
BA NAAME NUR JAHAN BADSHAH BEGUM ZAR


(By order of Shah Jahangir gained a hundred beauties;
Gold by the name of Nur Jahan Badshah Begum)
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Re: Nur Jahan: Silver Rupee, Surat, AH 1034 RY 2x
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2016, 07:10:57 PM »
Chalo..A small note- Surat mint has a little variation in that it starts with 'ze hukm'  while other mints have 'Ba hukm'
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