BRITISH INDIA, BOMBAY PRESIDENCY: Silver half rupee in the name of Ahmad Shah or Alamgir II, Munbai, RY 4. UNLISTED and VERY RARE!

World Coins - BRITISH INDIA, BOMBAY PRESIDENCY: Silver half rupee in the name of Ahmad Shah or Alamgir II, Munbai, RY 4. UNLISTED and VERY RARE!
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Obverse Legend, ruler's name off the flan
Reverse Legend, including mint name Munbai and regnal year 4
Date RY 4 (= AH 1165 or 1171-72 = 1751-52 or 1757-58 CE
Weight 5.65 gm.
Diameter 19 mm.
Die axis 3 o'clock
Reference Pridmore ---, KM 1---, MNI ---
Comments
The Mughal style coinage was commenced in Bombay in 1717 and included the reigns of Muhammad Shah, Ahmad Shah and Alamgir II. The ruler's name is unfortunately off the flan on this coin, but we do see a RY 4 on the reverse. The coin cannot be in the name of Muhammad Shah, as the five-petalled flower Daroga mark seen on it came into use only in RY 17 of Muhammad Shah. It must therefore belong to the reign of Ahmad Shah or Alamgir II. Neither Pridmore nor KM show a RY 4 half rupee for either ruler, although apparently the coins are known. Either way, a VERY RARE coin. The obverse is a little rough, but the reverse is in very nice condition.
Prix SKU: M0742.11
US$ 95.00
  • € 81.00
  • £ 69.65
  • AUD 131.03
  • CHF 87.64
  • CAD 121.47

Cotation au: 09/22/21

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