Author Topic: Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb, Aurangabad Mint, KM#297.2; AH 1071 / RY 3  (Read 1533 times)

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This is one of the earlier coins of the emperor RY 3 with his full name and titles on the obverse. Please help with the reading of the full Mint name which I believe is Aurangabad.
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« Last Edit: December 10, 2009, 02:10:20 AM by asm »
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Re: Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb, Aurangabad Mint?
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2009, 11:48:35 PM »
Mint Aurangabad is correct. Date: AH1071/Ry.3. Ref.: KM#297.2

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Re: Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb, Aurangabad Mint, KM#297.2; AH 1071 / RY 3
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2009, 02:17:05 AM »
Oesho,
Thank you for confirming the attribution. Is it the date in very small letters under the Kings name on the top line? Almost impossible to read.
It appears that coins of Aurangzeb issued in the first few years of his reign are hard to come by and most have the rulers full name and titles. These were later dispensed with. Has this some thing to do with the ruler trying to establish his authority in the family and amongst the nobles in the court?  It is a known fact that Aurangzeb had come to the throne after he killed his brothers who lay their claim to the throne so there was a need to establish his authority.
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Re: Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb, Aurangabad Mint, KM#297.2; AH 1071 / RY 3
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2009, 09:50:03 PM »
Thanks Oesho. 
And thanks Amitl!  Your abilities are improving with every day!
richie