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

World Coins - BRITISH INDIA, BENGAL PRESIDENCY: Silver rupee in the name of Shah Alam II, Banaras, RY 26. SUPERB!
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Obverse Legend, including mintmark fish and AH year 1198 or 1199 (off flan)
Reverse Legend, including mint name Muhammadabad Banares and double regnal years 17 and 26
Date RY 26, AH 1198 or 1199 (= 1784-86 CE)
Weight 11.28 gm.
Diameter 23 mm
Die axis 7 o'clock
Reference Pridmore 228-229, 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.
 
SUPERB example with the usual test holes.
Prix SKU: mh26.147
US$ 45.00
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  • CAD 58.44

Cotation au: 07/05/22

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