INDIA, SIKH, Silver rupee with fish and fruit symbols, Amritsar, VS 1862. POSSIBLY UNIQUE!

Ancient Coins - INDIA, SIKH, Silver rupee with fish and fruit symbols, Amritsar, VS 1862. POSSIBLY UNIQUE!
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Obverse Legend, with fish symbol at left and (jujube) flower at right
Reverse Legend, including date 1862 and sprig of jujube berries
Date VS 1862 ( = 1805 CE)
Weight 11.11 gm.
Diameter 22 mm.
Die axis 12-1 o'clock
Reference Unlisted, see KM 20.3 for obverse and 20.5 for reverse
Comments Amritsar rupees of VS 1861 featured a fish symbol on the obverse, not seen on the 1862 so-called "Mora" rupees, which featured the sprig of jujube berries on the reverse. (R.T. Somaiya has suggested that the berries are of a jujube tree, in reference to a sacred jujube tree growing within the compound of the Golden Temple, Sikhism's holiest shrine. Photo evidence of what jujube berries look like seems to confirm his theory.) This coin may be a previously unrecorded transitional issue, with the 1861 obverse with fish paired with the 1862 reverse with the berries ... possibly a UNIQUE coin!
Price SKU: mh38.26
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