East India Company – c 1793-1818

Obverse:
Legend in Persian: Sikka Zad Bar Haft Kishwur Sayaye Fazl Shah Alam Badshah Elah Hami Din Mohammad

Translation: Defender of the Muhammadan faith, Reflection of Divine Excellence, the Emperor Shah Alam has stuck this coin to be current throughout the seven climes

Reverse:
Legend in Persian: Zarb Murshidabad Sanat 19 Julus Maimanat Manus

Lettering: ١٩

Translation: Struck at Murshidabad in the 19th year of his prosperous reign

Catalog # 027
East India company
Bengal Presidency
In the name of Mughal Emperor Shah Alam II
(Regnal years 1760-1788 then again from after being dethroned between July and October 1788-1806)
Frozen Year 19
1 Rupee
Calcutta Mint
Oblique milling on the edge
References     KM# 99

Comments

– Mint name on coin Murshidabad but struck at 4 diffferent mints Calcutta, Dacca, Murshidabad & Patna. Struck from 1793 to 1818 AD after AH date of 1202 was removed from coinage
– Previous KM #774.2

How to recognize mints for this type of Rupee from it’s obverse
Dot in center of cluster 1(leftmost) – Dacca (Dhaka) mint
Dot in center of cluster 2 (middle) – Murshidabad
Dot in center of cluster 3 (right) – Patna mint
No Dot in any of the clusters – Calcutta mint

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