BRITISH INDIA, BENGAL PRESIDENCY: Silver rupee in the name of Shah Alam II, Banaras, AH 1229, RY 49. CHOICE!

World Coins - BRITISH INDIA, BENGAL PRESIDENCY: Silver rupee in the name of Shah Alam II, Banaras, AH 1229, RY 49. CHOICE!
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Obverse Legend, including AH year 1229 and mintmark fish with "antennae". NO SMALL OBVERSE MINTMARKS!
Reverse Legend, including mint name Muhammadabad Banares, and double regnal years 17 and 49
Date RY 49, AH 1229 (issued 1813-1815 CE)
Weight 11.30 gm.
Diameter 24 mm
Die axis 9 o'clock
Reference Pridmore 286, KM 41 (was 834b)
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. During the last few years (AH 1226-29), the fish mintmark was altered to depict a fish with feelers (or "antennae") emerging in the area of its mouth; this coin belongs to that period, which coins are scarce. A CHOICE specimen!
Prezzo SKU : 674.37
US$ 125.00
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Quotazione: 06/30/22

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