INDIA, MUGHAL, imitation Jahangir AE zodiac mohur, Aries, official restrike, RARE and CHOICE!

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Obverse Ram left, representing Aries, radiate sun behind
Reverse Legend, naming Jahangir, mint Agra, AH date 1032, and regnal year date 18
Date c. 18th - 19th century
Weight 5.47 gm.
Diameter 20 mm.
Die axis 10 o'clock
Reference imitation of KM 180.1
The origin of Jahangir's zodiac series is known from his own entry in his memoir Tuzk-e-Jahangiri. Jahangir wrote:
Previously to this, the rule of the coinage was that on the face of the metal they stamped my name, and on the reverse the name of the place and the year of the reign. At this time it entered my mind that in place of the month they should substitute the figure of the constellation which belonged to that each month that was struck, the figure of the constellation was to be on one face, as if the sun was emerging from it.
The zodiac series was issued from several mints (with Agra being the primary), and was minted over three or four years. Each month was represented by an appropriate sign of the Zodiac, recording its particular month of issue.

Because many of these coins had been recalled and melted by Jahangir’s successor, Shah Jahan, original strikes  are very rare and are highly sought after.
In the 18th and 19th centuries imitation mohurs such as this one were issued by the Mughal mints, perhaps because these coins were in much demand. This coin appears to have been cast using genuine mohur dies for the molds.
价格 品种: 305.12
US$ 245.00
  • € 225.28
  • £ 198.08
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  • CHF 224.57
  • CAD 332.00

利率: 04/01/23

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