BRITISH INDIA, BENGAL PRESIDENCY: Silver rupee in the name of Shah Alam II, Banares, AH 1190, RY 17. SUPERB!

Ancient Coins - BRITISH INDIA, BENGAL PRESIDENCY: Silver rupee in the name of Shah Alam II, Banares, AH 1190, RY 17. SUPERB!
zoom view
Obverse Legend, including AH year 1190
Reverse Legend, including mint name Muhammadabad Banares, mintmark fish and regnal year 17
Date RY 17, AH 1190 (= 1776-77 CE)
Weight 11.23 gm.
Diameter 22 mm.
Die axis 12 o'clock
Reference Pridmore 219, KM 40
Comments The East India Company acquired the mint at Banares from the Raja of Awadh in 1776 after the Battle of Plassey and this must have been one of the first issues from the mint after its takeover. The coins issued from this mint by the EIC normally show 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. This coin, however, does not show a second regnal year and the AH date is 1190, so it was minted soon after Plassey. A SUPERB specimen of a historic coin!

SPECIAL OFFER: Buy 5 or more of the EIC issues of Banaras and get 10% off!
Ancient Coins - BRITISH INDIA, BENGAL PRESIDENCY: Silver rupee in the name of Shah Alam II, Banares, AH 1190, RY 17. SUPERB!
Price SKU: MH26.002
US$ 50.00
  • € 44.34
  • £ 37.51
  • AUD 69.98
  • CHF 46.29
  • CAD 63.68

Rates for: 11/30/21

Ships from:
Sold