INDIA, MUGHAL, Jahangir (1605-28) Silver rupee naming Nur Jahan, Patna, RY 22, AH 1037. SCARCE and CHOICE!

World Coins - INDIA, MUGHAL, Jahangir (1605-28) Silver rupee naming Nur Jahan, Patna, RY 22, AH 1037. SCARCE and CHOICE!
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Obverse Legend, including AH date 1037 and circle ornament or privy mark
Reverse Legend, including regnal year 22 (of Jahangir)
Date AH 1037 (= 1627-28 CE)
Weight 11.41 gm.
Diameter 20 mm.
Die axis 3 o'clock
Reference KM 168.5
Comments In the waning years of his reign, Jahangir lost himself in drink, and allowed his queen Nur Jahan to effectively run the administration of the empire. This coin is tangible proof of Nur Jahan's power, as she places her own name on the coin, although nominally the issuer is Jahangir. The legend reads:"By authority of Shah Jahangir, gold gained a hundred beauties by the name of Nur Jahan Badshah Begum." Upon his accession, Shah Jahan made it a capital crime to use these coins and ordered them all melted, accounting for their rarity now.

The coins carry various floral decorations in the fields, as well as a prominent ornament or privy mark in the top register of the obverse ... here it is a circle that resembles the number 5. A SCARCE and CHOICE coin!

To see more coins of Jahangir, see the Jahangir page on the CoinIndia website.
Prix SKU: mh01.14
US$ 140.00
  • € 116.10
  • £ 100.79
  • AUD 180.22
  • CHF 127.27
  • CAD 170.53

Cotation au: 05/08/21

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