BRITISH INDIA, BENGAL PRESIDENCY: Silver rupee in the name of Shah Alam II, Murshidabad, AH 1195, RY 19. CHOICE!

Ancient Coins - BRITISH INDIA, BENGAL PRESIDENCY: Silver rupee in the name of Shah Alam II, Murshidabad, AH 1195, RY "19." CHOICE!
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Obverse Legend, including mint name Murshidabad, mint mark crescent and AH year 1193
Reverse Legend, including frozen regnal year 19
Date AH 1195 (= 1781-82 CE)
Weight 11.61 gm.
Diameter 23.5 mm.
Die axis 12 o'clock
Reference Pridmore 139, KM 84.2, MNI 1898 var
Comments Shah Alam lost Bengal to the East India Company in 1765 and so issues after that time are properly British issues. The first issues from Murshidabad carried a star mintmark on the obverse. In 1771, this was replaced by a crescent mark (see illustration below, but please note that the illustration below is NOT of the offered coin). At first, the stated AH year and regnal year were changed every year, but after 1777 the RY was frozen at 19, although the AH year did keep changing. This is a bold coin on a large flan ... a CHOICE specimen!
Ancient Coins - BRITISH INDIA, BENGAL PRESIDENCY: Silver rupee in the name of Shah Alam II, Murshidabad, AH 1195, RY
Prix SKU: M0742.07
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