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Mughal, Aurangzeb Alamgir, Muhiy-ud-din Muhammad, AH 1068-1118 / AD 1658-1707, 1/2 tanka, (AH 1072 / AD 1661 RY 4). Mughal. Aurangzeb Alamgir, Muhiy-ud-din Muhammad, AH 1068-1118 / AD 1658-1707. 1/2 tanka, (AH 1072 / AD 1661 RY 4). Alamgirnagar (Cooch Bihar). KM# 296.1. Zeno 107918. Silver. Rare occupation issue, struck in name of Aurangzeb following the conquest of Assam by Mir Jumla in AD1661. Very rare.

In 1661 the expansionist Mughal governor of Bengal, Mir Jumla, invaded and occupied Assam and Cooch Behar. Over the course of the next year, the Mughal armies faced their worst enemy: the tropical climate of the Bramaputra Region. By 1663 the debilitated Mughals withdrew from Assam, Mir Jumla was deposed, and the Raja of Cooch Behar, Prana Narayan (1633-1666), was able to reclaim his kingdom. Nonetheless, both Assam and Cooch Behar had to swear nominal allegiance to the emperor in Dehli (Ref: CNG coins in http://www.zeno.ru/showphoto.php?photo=28547 )The legend, citing Aurangzeb, is in Persian language but uniquely for a mughal coin, it is written in Bengali script. It reads:Obv.: Aorangajeva vadas'aha Alamgira (Urdu = Aurangzeb Badshah Alamgir)Rev.: Jarava Alamgirnagara Sana x (Urdu = Zarb Alamgirnagar Sana x)The inscription is in Bengali script, but in the Urdu language.Ref. ONS Information Sheet no.10, N.G.Rhodes: The Coinage of Cooch Behar; JASB NS XXXIII, R.D. Bannerji: Alamgirnagar, a New Moghul Mint (p.85); N.G. Rhodes: The Mughal Mint of 'Alamgirnagar, Cooch Behar, in JONS 200, Summer 2009.

 
India / Mughal Empire, Aurangzeb Alamgir, AH 1068-1118 / AD 1658-1707, Mohur, AH 1084 / AD 1673; RY 16. India / Mughal Empire. Aurangzeb Alamgir, AH 1068-1118 / AD 1658-1707. Mohur, AH 1084 / AD 1673; RY 16. Aurangabad. KM 315.10. Zeno 57500. Gold. Diameter 20mm, 10.97 grams. Mint name above. Year/RY combination unlisted in Krause (2003). Obverse: sikkah zad dar jehan cho bedr monir Shah Aurangzib Alamgir (Shah Aurangzib Alamgir struck coin in the world like the shinning full moon). Reverse: sanat 16 julus maimanat manus zarb Aurangabad (year 16 of his reign associated with prosperity minted in Aurangabad). UNC.
 
India / Mughal Empire, Aurangzeb Alamgir, AH 1068-1118 / AD 1658-1707, Nazarana rupee, AH 1103 / AD 1691; RY 36. India / Mughal Empire. Aurangzeb Alamgir, AH 1068-1118 / AD 1658-1707. Nazarana rupee, AH 1103 / AD 1691; RY 36. Akbarabad. Lane-Poole 789. KM 300.6. Zeno 49127. Silver. Diameter 28mm, 11.41 grams. Obverse: sikkah zad dar jehan cho bedr monir (minted coin in world like the shining full moon 1103). Reverse: julus maimanat manus 36 zarb Mustaqir-al-Khilafat Akbarabad (issued in the 36th year of rule of the Reign associated with prosperity struck at the abode of the Khalifate, Akbarabad). AU.
 
India / Mughal Empire, Aurangzeb Alamgir, AH 1068-1118 / AD 1658-1707, Rupee, AH (1)107 / AD 1695-96; RY 39. India / Mughal Empire. Aurangzeb Alamgir, AH 1068-1118 / AD 1658-1707. Rupee, AH (1)107 / AD 1695-96; RY 39. Islamabad. KM 300.36. Zeno 50263. Silver. Diameter 22mm, 11.48 grams. Unlisted date/regnal year in KM. Obverse: Aurangzib Alamgir Shah sikkah zad dar jehan cho bedr monir (Shah Aurangzib Alamgir minted coin in world like shining full moon 1107). Reverse: zarb Islamabad sanat 39 julus maimanat manus (Struck at Islamabad at the 39th year of his reign associated with prosperity). AU.
 
India / Mughal Empire, Aurangzeb Alamgir, AH 1068-1118 / AD 1658-1707, Rupee, AH 1118 / AD 1706-7; RY 51. India / Mughal Empire. Aurangzeb Alamgir, AH 1068-1118 / AD 1658-1707. Rupee, AH 1118 / AD 1706-7; RY 51. Kashmir. KM 300.48. Zeno 54399. Silver. Diameter 27.5mm, 11.48 grams. This date not listed in KM. Obverse: Shah Aurangzeb Alamgir sikkah zad dar jehan cho bedr monir 1118 (Shah Aurangzeb Alamgir struck coin in world like the shining full moon 1118). Reverse: sanat 51 julus maimanat manus zarb Kashmir(issued in the 51st year of rule of the Reign associated with prosperity struck at Kashmir). VF. There's a clear evidence of an undertype, probably another rupee. Scarce.

Provenance:

  • Todywalla's Auctions; September 1st 2007, Sale 21, lot 60
 
India / Mughal Empire, Aurangzeb Alamgir, AH 1068-1118 / AD 1658-1707, Rupee, AH 1102 / AD 1690-91, RY 35. India / Mughal Empire. Aurangzeb Alamgir, AH 1068-1118 / AD 1658-1707. Rupee, AH 1102 / AD 1690-91, RY 35. Burhanpur. KM 300.24. Zeno 77662. Silver. Diameter 23.5mm, 11.55 grams. Obverse: Aurangzib Alamgir Shah sikkah zad dar jehan cho bedr monir (Shah Aurangzib Alamgir minted coin in world like shining full moon 1102). Reverse: zarb Burhanpur sanat 35 julus maimanat manus (Struck at Burhanpur at the 35th year of his reign associated with prosperity). AU. Bold strike. Sharp edges with lots of original luster.
 
India / Mughal Empire, Zahir al-Din Muhammad Babur, AH 932-937 / AD 1525-1530, Shahrukhi, AH 936 (fish hook) / AD 1529-30. India / Mughal Empire. Zahir al-Din Muhammad Babur, AH 932-937 / AD 1525-1530. Shahrukhi, AH 936 (fish hook) / AD 1529-30. Agrah. Album 2462.2. Rahman 100. Zeno 59987. Silver. Diameter 27mm, 4.59 grams. Obverse: In square: Zahir uddin Muhammad Babur Badshah Ghazi 936. Margins: Al-Sultan al-Azam wa Khaqan al-Mukarram Khuledah Allah Mulkahu wa Sultanahu zarb Agrah. Reverse: Centre: Kalima. Around: four successors ('Ali el-murtaza / Abu Bekr es-sadiq / 'Umar el-faruq / 'Uthman al-'affan). GVF. Fish hook date type - according to Rahman date is to be read as being 936.

Provenance:

  • Stephen Album; World Numismatic Auctions, December 2nd 2007, Sale 2, lot 1334
 
India / Mughal Empire, Zahir al-Din Muhammad Babur, AH 932-937 / AD 1525-1530, Shahrukhi, AH 935 / AD 1528-29. India / Mughal Empire. Zahir al-Din Muhammad Babur, AH 932-937 / AD 1525-1530. Shahrukhi, AH 935 / AD 1528-29. Qandahar. Mitchiner 2999ff. Zeno 50776. Silver. Diameter 27mm, 4.6 grams. Obverse: In square: Zahir uddin Muhammad Babur Badshah Ghazi. Margin: Al-Sultan al-Azam wa Khaqan al-Mukarram Khuledah Allah Mulkahu wa Sultanahu zarb Qandhar. Reverse: Centre: Kalima. Margins: four successors ('Umar el-faruq / 'Uthman al-'affan / 'Ali el-murtaza / Abu Bekr es-sadiq). VF. Not in Rahman's book. This is coin 35.04 (pag 71), assigned to Kabul but clearly Qandahar - RRR!.

Article published in ONS Journal 194 - Winter 2008:New Coin Type of Babur, founder of the Moghul Empire - David LevyI recently acquired from the trade a shahrukhi of Babur with clear mint Qandhar but of a type for this mint unpublished to date. Coins from Qandhar have been reported of only one type [central multifoil - Rahman 38, p.71] but this one is of lozenges type and its discovery raises interesting conclusions on the commencement of the standardization of the lozenges design on Babur's coins.The coin is a silver shahrukhi, of lozenge type, 27 mm of diameter (max), 4.60g, die axis of -10o. Although striking was a bit weak at center, overall condition is VF. As usual for this coinage, the reverse shows the Kalima in the center, surrounded by the four Caliphs with their attributes. The obverse, of a high standard calligraphy, has the legends - "Zahir uddin Muhammad Babur Badshah Ghazi" (in the cartouche), "Al-Sultan al-Azam wa Khaqan al-Mukarram" (on top) and "Khuledah Allah Mulkahu wa Sultanahu zarb Qandhar 935" at the bottom. This coin is exactly the same as Rahman's 35-04, p71, attributed as being from Kabul but now reattributed to Qandhar, with new suggested listing number of 39.The digit "9" of date is very clear under "ra" of Qandhar. The "3" is seen under the "hay" of Qandhar, and the "5" is placed under "touy' of Sultanahu. These readings are confirmed under high magnification inspection of the specimen and are legible despite the black deposit in that area (see reconstruction above).This dated coin can thus be considered as an introductory issue after Babur's consolidation of his empire, with a view to introduce a uniform design throughout the domain. It helps in dating the dateless 35 series [page 71], and the epigraphy establishes that the die was cut [and perhaps struck] at a central mint at Kabul for both the issues.The dating on this coin and the deterioration in calligraphic standards of series 74 [page 93] and virtually all the Indian mint issues lead, credence to the adoption of this central lozenge type for all post AH 935 coinage, possibly cut and minted at Agra from AH 936 onwards.References:1. Private correspondence with Mr. Rahman.2. Aman ur Rahman, Zahir-uddin Muhammad Babur: A Numismatic Study, Karachi, 2005, ISBN: 9698890009

 
India / Mughal Empire, Humayun, AH 937-963 / AD 1530-1556, vassalage coinage, struck by Humayun naming the Persian Shah Tahmasp as his overlord, Shahrukhi, ND (AH952 / AD1545-6). India / Mughal Empire. Humayun, AH 937-963 / AD 1530-1556. vassalage coinage, struck by Humayun naming the Persian Shah Tahmasp as his overlord Shahrukhi, ND (AH952 / AD1545-6). Qandahar. Album E2464 (RRR). Zeno 77656. Silver. Diameter 26mm, 4.68 grams. Obverse: Shiite Kalima; mohammad humayun ghazi bin zahir uddin mohammad zarb qandhar. Reverse: Shiite Kalima; as-sultan al 'azam al khaqan al-hussaini shah tahmasp. VF. R3.

Provenance:

  • CNG; Sale 75, lot 1274, May 23rd 2007
 
India / Mughal Empire, Humayun, AH 937-963 / AD 1530-1556, Shahrukhi, AH 946 / AD 1539. India / Mughal Empire. Humayun, AH 937-963 / AD 1530-1556. Shahrukhi, AH 946 / AD 1539. Lahore. Album B2464. Wright 18. Lucknow 10. Zeno 49039. Silver. Diameter 27mm, 4.7 grams. Obverse: Centre, in twelvefoil area: "Muhammad Humayun ghazi 946". Area around area: "al-sultan al-azam wa khaqan wa khaqan khallad Allah te'ala mulkahu wa sultanahu zarb Lahore". Reverse: Centre: Kalima. Around: four successors: "amir el-muminin Abu Bekr 'abd Allah / amir el-muminin 'Umar 'abd Allah / amir el-muminin 'Uthman 'abd Allah / amir el-muminin 'Ali 'abd Allah". GVF.
 
India / Mughal Empire, Humayun, Nasir-ud-din Muhammad, AH 937-963 / AD 1530-1556, Rupee, AH 945 / AD 1538-39. India / Mughal Empire. Humayun, Nasir-ud-din Muhammad, AH 937-963 / AD 1530-1556. Rupee, AH 945 / AD 1538-39. Bangala. Mitchiner 3007. G&G B951(R). Zeno 57502. Silver. Diameter 26mm, 11.24 grams. Obverse: Centre: "Muhammad Humayun Ghazi. Around: al-sultan al-a'zam wa al-khaqan al-mukarram khalada Allah dathahu wa mulkahu wa sultanahu 'adl bangalah". Reverse: Centre: Kalima and "yarzaq Allah man tash ' bi-ghair hisab" (God provides for those whom He pleases, without account). Around: four successors. VF+. Very rare, a nicely struck-up example of this important coinage.

Provenance:

  • AH Baldwin&Sons, September 25th 2007, Sale 53, lot 1734
 
India / Mughal Empire, Kamran Mirza, AH 937-962 / AD 1530-1555, Shahrukhi, AH 947 / AD 1540. India / Mughal Empire. Kamran Mirza, AH 937-962 / AD 1530-1555. Shahrukhi, AH 947 / AD 1540. Kabul. Album I2464 (R). Zeno 54400. Silver. Diameter 26.5x24.0mm, 4.66 grams. Obverse: In twelvefoil area: "Muhammad Kamran Badshah Ghazi". In the area around: "al-sultan al-azam wa khaqan al-Mukarram te'ala khallad Allah mulkahu wa sultanahu zarb Kabul 947". Reverse: Kalima in centre, with four successors around. VF. Rare, especially for being fully sruck without any weak area, and showing full date and mint.
 
India / Mughal Empire, Murad Bakhsh, AH 1068 / AD 1658, Rupee, AH 1068 / AD 1658; RY 1 (ahad). India / Mughal Empire. Murad Bakhsh, AH 1068 / AD 1658. Rupee, AH 1068 / AD 1658; RY 1 (ahad). Surat. Lane-Poole 699. Mitchiner 3248a. KM 271.1. Silver. Diameter 23.5mm, 11.46 grams. Obverse: Couplet and regnal year (ahad). Reverse: Kalima, mint and year. XF. Very rare. Superb strike.

Provenance:

  • Stephen Album; World Numismatic Auctions, December 7th 2008 , Sale 5, lot 452

The obverse couplet reads:giraft irs ze sahibquiran shahjahan / murad bakhsh muhammad sikandre thani sanat ahadtook the heritage of the "lord of conjunctions" shahjahan / murad bakhsh muhammad shah the second alexander year one

 
India / Mughal Empire, Farrukhsiyar, AH 1124-1131 / AD 1713-1719, Nazarana rupee, AH 1129 / AD 1716-17 RY 6. India / Mughal Empire. Farrukhsiyar, AH 1124-1131 / AD 1713-1719. Nazarana rupee, AH 1129 / AD 1716-17 RY 6. Multan. KM# 377.47. Zeno 63233. Silver. Diameter 27.0mm, 11.50 grams. EF. Very rare.
 
India / Mughal Empire, Rafi-ud-Darjat, AH 1131 / AD 1719, Rupee, AH 1131 / AD 1719; RY 1 (ahad). India / Mughal Empire. Rafi-ud-Darjat, AH 1131 / AD 1719. Rupee, AH 1131 / AD 1719; RY 1 (ahad). Patna. Lane-Poole 944. KM 405.17. Zeno 66467. Silver. Diameter 24mm, 11.54 grams. Obverse: Couplet: "sikka-e-zad bahind, bahazaraan barkaat shahen shahe bhre-o-bar rafi-ud-darjat" (Struck in India with thousands of blessings King of King on sea and land, Rafi-ud-Darjat). Reverse: zarb Patna sanat ahad julus maimanat manus (struck at Patna at the first year of his reign associated with prosperity). XF. Very rare, one of the rarest mints of this scarce ruler.
 
India / Mughal Empire, Shah Jahan II (Rafi-ud-Daula), AH 1131 / AD 1719, Rupee, AH 1131 / AD 1719; RY ahd (1). India / Mughal Empire. Shah Jahan II (Rafi-ud-Daula), AH 1131 / AD 1719. Rupee, AH 1131 / AD 1719; RY ahd (1). Surat. Lane-Poole 949. KM 415.24. Zeno 123447. Silver. Diameter 28.5mm, 11.50 grams. EF, Scarce. Broad flan, lovely strike.

Provenance:

  • World Numismatic Auctions; January 2013, Sale 15, lot 1001
 
India / Mughal Empire, Shah Alam II, Jalal-ud-din, AH 1174-1221 / AD 1759-1806, Rupee, AH (1)218 / AD 1803 RY 45. India / Mughal Empire. Shah Alam II, Jalal-ud-din, AH 1174-1221 / AD 1759-1806. Rupee, AH (1)218 / AD 1803 RY 45. Daulatabad. Zeno 32210. Silver. Diameter 22mm, 11.08 grams. XF. Daulatabad in northern India. Very rare.

Provenance:

  • Baldwin's Auctions; September 29th, 2011, Sale 71, lot 1444
  • Baldwin's Auctions Ltd, Dmitry Markov Coins & Medals, M&M Numismatics Ltd; January 11th, 2006, Sale The New York Sale XI - The Michael Sarnefors Collection of Indian Coins (part I) - Mughal Empire, lot 485

It is not known for certain where this Daulatabad was. One possibility is the town of Chandausi, a Rohilla mint town mentioned by Prinsep, which was ruled by a certain Daulat Khan in the middle of the 18th century. The fabric of this coin with the mint-name Daulatabad show a strong resemblance with the coins of Najibabad in Rohilkhand. The location of the mint-town Daulatabad, as well as the issuing authority, has not yet been ascertained. Therefore the coin, which must have been struck between 23.04.1803 – 28.07.1803, is provisionally listed under Shah Alam II.

 
India / Mughal Empire, Shah Alam II, AH 1174-1221 / AD 1759-1806, Nazarana rupee, AH 1218 RY46 / AD 1803-04. India / Mughal Empire. Shah Alam II, AH 1174-1221 / AD 1759-1806. Nazarana rupee, AH 1218 RY46 / AD 1803-04. Dar-ul-Khilafat Shahjahanabad. Lane-Poole 1108. KM 718. Zeno 94126. Silver. Diameter 34.5mm. NGC XF-45.
 
India / Mughal Empire, Muhammad Akbar II, AH 1221-1253 / AD 1806-1837, Nazarana rupee, AH 1223 / AD 1808; RY 3. India / Mughal Empire. Muhammad Akbar II, AH 1221-1253 / AD 1806-1837. Nazarana rupee, AH 1223 / AD 1808; RY 3. Dar-ul-Khilafat Shahjahanabad. Lane-Poole 1212 (similar). Mitchiner 3367. KM 779.1. Zeno 52815. Silver. Diameter 28.5mm, 11.19 grams. Obverse: muhammad akbar shah badshah ghazi 1223 sahib qiran sani sikkah mubarak. Reverse: zarb Dar-ul-Khilafat Shahjahanabad sanat 3 julus maimanat manus. XF. Very rare.