BRITISH INDIA, BENGAL PRESIDENCY: Silver rupee in the name of Shah Alam II, Banaras, RY 39. CHOICE!

Ancient Coins - BRITISH INDIA, BENGAL PRESIDENCY: Silver rupee in the name of Shah Alam II, Banaras, RY 39. CHOICE!
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Obverse Legend, including AH year 12xx (1211-12)
Reverse Legend, including mint name Muhammadabad Banares, mintmark fish and double regnal years 17 and 39
Date RY 39, AH 1211-12 (= 1796-98 CE)
Weight 11.25 gm.
Diameter 24 mm.
Die axis 2 o'clock
Reference Pridmore 253-54, KM 40
Comments 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: MH26.151
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