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Aurangzeb Alamgir, Rupee AH 1093, AH 26, Mint: Patna, KM#300.71
« on: November 15, 2010, 12:36:16 PM »
A rupee of Aurangzeb Alamgir minted in AH 1093. Very little of the mint name is visible on the coin. I am posting a blow up of the mint name, it it would help.





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Re: Aurangzeb Alamgir, Rupee AH 1093, which mint?
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2010, 01:30:10 PM »
Mint: Patna

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Re: Aurangzeb Alamgir, Rupee AH 1093, AH 26, Mint: Patna, KM#300.71
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2010, 01:41:58 PM »
Dear Oesho,

Thank you for the fast attribution.

The name of Patna was later, during the reign of Aurangzeb, changed to Azimabad. Which were the last year for the coinage with the name of Patna and the first years of the name Azimabad?

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Re: Aurangzeb Alamgir, Rupee AH 1093, AH 26, Mint: Patna, KM#300.71
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2010, 02:05:57 PM »
Patna was renamed only late in the reign of Aurangzeb Alamgir. Coins with the mint-name Patna are known for 1117/49 and coins in the name of Azimabad 1117/50. So the change of name must have taken place in AH1117.

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Re: Aurangzeb Alamgir, Rupee AH 1093, AH 26, Mint: Patna, KM#300.71
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2010, 02:07:29 PM »
Thanks a lot for the information.

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Re: Aurangzeb Alamgir, Rupee AH 1093, AH 26, Mint: Patna, KM#300.71
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2010, 08:55:10 PM »
I seem to remember East India Company coins minted in Patna, but I can't find them in KM.

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Re: Aurangzeb Alamgir, Rupee AH 1093, AH 26, Mint: Patna, KM#300.71
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2010, 09:16:54 PM »
I seem to remember East India Company coins minted in Patna, but I can't find them in KM.
Look for Azimabad. After Aurangzeb Alamgir all Mughal rulers, as well as the East India Company, used the name Azimabad on their coins.

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Re: Aurangzeb Alamgir, Rupee AH 1093, AH 26, Mint: Patna, KM#300.71
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2010, 09:40:03 PM »
Found a picture on the net. Two annas and one anna. Apparently RRR.

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Re: Aurangzeb Alamgir, Rupee AH 1093, AH 26, Mint: Patna, KM#300.71
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2010, 10:06:13 PM »
This is not a coin, but a postal token or ticket. Similar to a stamp.
Obv.: dāk do ānna / 'azimabad
Rev.: Patna / Post / Two Anna /1774
They are extremely rare.