INDIA, MUGHAL, Jahangir (1605-28) AR sawai (one and a quarter rupees), ta falak couplet type, Lahore, AH 1017, RY 4. RARE and CHOICE!

World Coins - INDIA, MUGHAL, Jahangir (1605-28) AR sawai (one and a quarter rupees), "ta falak" couplet type, Lahore, AH 1017, RY 4. RARE and CHOICE!
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Obverse Legend, Persian couplet, along with AH date (1)017
Reverse Legend, Persian couplet, with RY date 4
Date AH 1017 = 1607-08
Weight 14.07 gm.
Diameter 25 mm.
Die axis 8 o'clock
Reference KM 155.6
Comments
The couplet on this coin reads ba-dahr bad rawan ta falak buwad dar daur ba-naam-i-shah jahangir sikka-i - lahore (by the name of Shah Jahangir, the coin / stamp of Lahore will remain current in the epoch, up to heavens in the universe). (Thanks to Shailen Bhandare and Sanjay Garg for reading the legend.)
 
At one point, Jahangir experimented with a new denomination, in which the silver weight was 20% higher than in the rupee; that new coin was called the Jahangiri. Later, a 25% overweight coin, the sawai (sawa means one and a quarter), was also tried, an experiment of which this coin is an example. Neither of these experiments was popular with the traders and so the coinage returned to the normal rupee standard.
 
The coins are rare and this is a choice example with full legends.

The coin is on permanent display on the Jahangir page of the CoinIndia website, where a higher-resolution image can be seen.
Preis SKU: 678.17
US$ 750.00
  • € 644.62
  • £ 588.83
  • AUD 1,066.80
  • CHF 696.08
  • CAD 1,003.12

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