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- P-Auction # 25
- Bids: 7
|Start Price 300000||Estimated Price 300000-400000|
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|Denomination||Rupee 01 (Square)||Mint||Agra|
|Metal||Silver||Year (AH/VS/SE/AM)||AH 1019|
|RY (Ruling Year)||5|
Jahangir, Agra Mint, Silver Square Jahangiri Rupee (20% over weight), AH 1019/5 RY, ‘Shahinshah-e-Zaman’ Couplet, Obv: dar isfandarmuz ein sikka ra dar Agra zad bar zar within the artistic mehrabi, Rev: shahanshah-e-zaman shahe Jahangir ibn Shah Akbar within the artistic mehrabi, 13.67g, 22.5 x 22.2mm, (Unlisted in KM and Liddle, Jahangiri rupee of this type is unlisted), choice extremely fine+, Exceedingly Rare.
Soon after his accession to the throne, Jahangir began experimenting with weights of the coins, making them heavier by 20% initially and then in the third regnal year by 25%. The experiments ended on 11th of Ardibihisht of AH 1020, which fell in the 6th regnal year and coin weights were brought back to 11.6g standard of a normal rupee. The example offered here belongs to the period when Sawai rupees were made, but it is only 20% heavier. This unusual error must have occurred by oversight of the mint- master.