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Rupee
« on: February 14, 2021, 11:42:44 AM »
This reminds me of the Rupees from Chitor (Mewar) but beyond that I'm lost.
A search through Zeno yielded no results either, perhaps it's some sort of fantasy issue.
Any ideas welcome.

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Re: Rupee
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2021, 02:10:51 AM »
An interesting issue. Yes. It surely looks like it is from Mewar but the 'Trishul' or trident is not normal. However, there are some such variations in Mewar. I have one where there is a trishul between the letters of the rulers name and is up-side down. I remember having posted it here some time (years) back.

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Re: Rupee
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2021, 01:15:02 PM »
Dear andyg, your coin:
Mewar State, Silver Rupee, in the name of Alamgir II, 1200 AH, Silver Rupee, Chitor mint (AH 1173-1220/1760-1806 AD).
Obverse (First photo):
بادشاه غازى سكه مبارك  Badshah ghazi, sikka mubarak , with Chitor mint mark (Trisul/Trident).
Reverse (Second photo): from top it reads:
عالم كار شاه     (in the name of Alamgir II)
ضرب   Zarb
شيتور Chitor
سنه جلوس   Sanah julus
Date is at the bottom “ 1200 ۱۲۰۰ ”.

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Re: Rupee
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2021, 06:54:01 PM »
Thanks both for your thoughts -
I think I found it :)

Mewar Feudatories - Shahpur, C#22

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Re: Rupee
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2021, 08:31:41 PM »
Much to my surprise - I already have one of these - quite different though.
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Re: Rupee
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2021, 09:16:34 PM »
Thank you andyg, I am glad you found it. Where is the Trisul/Trident?
It could be below the line under " Badshah ghazi  بادشاه غازى ".

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Re: Rupee
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2021, 10:06:55 PM »
Thank you andyg, I am glad you found it. Where is the Trisul/Trident?
It could be below the line under " Badshah ghazi  بادشاه غازى ".

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Amit is more the expert in these than I,  but I'm thinking that these were made over many years - all with regnal year 12 on, so there is quite some variety of them.
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Re: Rupee
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2021, 06:17:20 AM »
There are no records but I'd stick my neck out and say that this issue is an issue by some 'Thikana" (outpost) chieftain of the Mewar State. Just like the KP's in copper, these are often one off issues minted by the small but important functionaries of the state, in charge of guarding the state borders - may be to pay respects to the ruler or in some specific case to pay the soldiers. The distinguishing marks specifically put in so as not to confuse the issue with the local Imperial issues.

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