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½ Rupee - Alamgir II

Features

Country India - British (Madras)
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1172 (1817)
Calendar Islamic (Hijri)
Value 1/2 Rupee (1/2)
Currency Rupee (?-1830)
Composition Silver
Weight 5.83 g
Diameter 21.7 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 414,
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Pr# 259
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Obverse

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

Lettering:
١١٧٢
عزيز الدين محمد عالم كير
باد شاة غازى
سكه مبارك

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

Reverse

Legend in Persian: Zarb Arcat sanat 6 julus maimanat manus

Lettering:
مانوس
ميمنت
سنة ٦ جلوس
ضرب اركات

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

Edge

Indented cord milling (grained left)

Comments

- Although mint name on coin is Arcot, these coins were minted 1817-35 AD at the Madras mint
- CLOSED LOTUS mint mark on reverse

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
1172 (1817)  10,674,396 ١١٧٢/٦ , frozen date and RY, Madras mint

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