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Offline Saikat

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Aurangzeb, Mailapur, 1/2 light dam (paisa)
« on: August 24, 2019, 12:57:20 PM »
Hi,
This is a 1/2 paisa/light dam of Aurangzeb from the mint of Mailapur, a subbarb of present Chennai.
Obv: Falus Badshah Alamgir,
Rev:  zarb Mailapur,
Wt: 6.26g,
Dia: 16.36mm,

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Re: Aurangzeb, Mailapur, 1/2 light dam (paisa)
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2019, 03:25:25 AM »
Nice pick.

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Re: Aurangzeb, Mailapur, 1/2 light dam (paisa)
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2019, 10:35:53 AM »
A list of Mughal mints must be quite impressive. Is this mint known to have produced other types also?

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Re: Aurangzeb, Mailapur, 1/2 light dam (paisa)
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2019, 04:36:49 PM »
Peter,
Zeno shows 3 half paisa and one paisa (usually the other way around). Mailapur also issued rupee in the later years of Aurangzeb.
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Re: Aurangzeb, Mailapur, 1/2 light dam (paisa)
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2019, 12:30:54 PM »
What I was fishing for is Mailapur being a camp mint. It is near a much bigger city, which makes good sense for the camp of a large army. If it minted copper only (payment for the soldiers, not the officers), that would add to the argument. Relative scarcity of the coins from this mint would be an additional indicator. The later silver coinage would be a separate occurrence.

Peter
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