1 Rupee - Alamgir II

1 Rupee - Alamgir II - obverse1 Rupee - Alamgir II - reverse

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Issuer Madras Presidency (British India)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1172 (1823)
Calendar Islamic (Hijri)
Value 1 Rupee
Currency Madras - Rupee (?-1830)
Composition Silver
Weight 11.66 g
Diameter 26.6 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 17862
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References KM# 427,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.
Pr# 263
Fred Pridmore ; 1960. Coins of the British Commonwealth of Nations to the End of the Reign of George VI 1952 / Part 1. European Territories. Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom.
And 4 more volumes.


Legend in Persian:1172 Sikka Mubarak, Badshah ghazi Aziz-ud-din Muhammad, Alamgir
All within a toothed border.

محمد عالم كير
عزيز الدين
باد شاه غازي
سكه مبارك

Translation: 1172 the auspicious coin of the Victorious Emperor, chosen of the faith of Muhammad, Alamgir.


Legend in Persian:Zarb Arcat sanat 6 julus maimanat manus

ممنت مانوس
سنه ٦ جلوس
ضرب اركات

Translation: Struck at Arcot in his 6th year of tranquil prosperity.




Although mint name on coin is Arcot, these coins were minted 1823-25 AD at the Calcutta mint

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