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Offline jkk

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Mughal half rupee?
« on: November 20, 2019, 07:10:17 PM »
I'm mainly going by similarity here to the form of other Mughal coins, though it seems a bit light for a rupee so maybe a half. The big number 19 seems a regnal year.  11.1g, 20.5mm. This was one of a few Mughal-looking pieces I just could not place. What do you reckon it is?

Jonathan

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Re: Mughal half rupee?
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2019, 06:31:39 AM »
A rupee of Jahangir (weight is over 11 g)

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Re: Mughal half rupee?
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2019, 08:37:04 AM »
Dear jkk, coin details:
Mughal, Emperor Jahangir, AH 1033/ RY19, Silver Rupee, Lahore mint, KM 149.15 (AH 1014-1037 /1605-1627 AD)
Obverse (First photo): Legend (from bottom to top):
 “ ز نام شاهنگير شاه اكبر نور  “, Ze name shahe Jahangir, shah akbar noor, Meaning, “Light by the name of Shah Jahangir (son of) Akbar”.
Reverse (Second photo): Legend (from bottom to top):
 “  سنه ۱۹ \ هميشه باد روى سكه لاهور " , Sannat 19, Hamesha bad abre ruye sikka-e-lahor, meaning, “year 19, every may be on the face of the coin of Lahore”.

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Re: Mughal half rupee?
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2019, 03:23:14 PM »
Excellent, Maythem and Amit, thank you. I got most of the Mughals in this lot but this one had eluded me.
Jonathan