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Lot # 78 -  Exceedingly Rare Silver Square Jahangiri Rupee Coin of Jahangir of Agra Mint.
 Exceedingly Rare Silver Square Jahangiri Rupee Coin of Jahangir of Agra Mint.
 Exceedingly Rare Silver Square Jahangiri Rupee Coin of Jahangir of Agra Mint.  Exceedingly Rare Silver Square Jahangiri Rupee Coin of Jahangir of Agra Mint.
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Start Price 300000 Estimated Price 300000-400000
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Quick Description
DenominationRupee 01 (Square)MintAgra
MetalSilverYear (AH/VS/SE/AM)AH 1019
RY (Ruling Year)5
Full Description:

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.