BRITISH INDIA, BENGAL PRESIDENCY: Silver rupee in the name of Shah Alam II, Banaras, AH 1198, RY 26. SUPERB!

World Coins - BRITISH INDIA, BENGAL PRESIDENCY: Silver rupee in the name of Shah Alam II, Banaras, AH 1198, RY 26. 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 26
Date RY 26, AH 1198 (= 1184-85 CE)
Weight 11.22 gm.
Diameter 23 mm.
Die axis 10 o'clock
Reference Pridmore 228, KM 40
Comments Selected from among the best specimens in a group of these coins. A SUPERB coin on a beautiful 23 mm flan!

The East India Company acquired the mint at Banares from the Raja of Awadh in 1776. 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: MH26.009
US$ 40.00
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