BRITISH INDIA, BENGAL PRESIDENCY: Silver rupee in the name of Shah Alam II, Banaras, AH 1198, RY 25. UNLISTED, RARE and SUPERB!

Ancient Coins - BRITISH INDIA, BENGAL PRESIDENCY: Silver rupee in the name of Shah Alam II, Banaras, AH 1198, RY 25. UNLISTED, RARE and SUPERB!
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Obverse Legend, including AH year 1198
Reverse Legend, including mint name Muhammadabad Banares, mintmark fish and double regnal years 17 and 25
Date RY 25, AH 1198 (= 1184-85 CE)
Weight 11.31 gm.
Diameter 24-25 mm.
Die axis 5 o'clock
Reference Unlisted in Pridmore and KM
Comments Both Pridmore and KM list only the AH date 1197 on coins bearing the RY date of 25. This coin, however, bears the RY 25 along with an AH date of 1198. A SUPERB specimen of a RARE coin on a huge 24-25 mm flan!

The East India Company acquired the mint at Banares from the Raja of Awadh in 1776, soon after the Battle of Plassey. The coins they issued from this mint showed a double regnal year, the fixed RY 17 (the RY of the first British issues) and then the progressive RY until the death of Shah Alam II in his RY 49.

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Price SKU: MH26.007
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