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Shah Jahan Rupee: Allahabad or Akbarabad mint?
« on: June 01, 2008, 07:30:50 AM »


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Re: Unattributed (Mughal?) Rupee 3
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2008, 12:24:01 PM »
The mint is either Akbarabad or Allahabad.
For a similar rupee Akbarabad see: http://www.zeno.ru/showphoto.php?photo=15134 http://www.zeno.ru/showphoto.php?photo=55784
On all the coins of Akbarabad, there is a s like symbol to the left of the Akbarabad indicating the letter Kaaf
On the coins of Allahabad, there is no Kaaf in the name and thus the area to the left of Allahabad is blank. That is what is seen on this coin. Therefore as mintname it should read Allahabad, but as type (KM#226) it is not observed for Allahabad mint as yet.
New discovery or die-cutters error that's the question. Difficult to say.

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Re: Unattributed (Mughal?) Rupee 3
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2008, 05:00:00 PM »
Very interesting! Worthy of reporting to KM, I'd say.

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Re: Shah Jahan Rupee: Allahabad or Akbarabad mint?
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2009, 10:10:34 AM »
Finally checked the mass today---it is 11.3 g.

Here is a comparative view of the region mentioned by Oesho.

Akbarabad Rupee


This coin