INDIA, MUGHAL, Muhammad Shah, rupee, 1136 year 6 (1724 AD), Shahjahanabad mint


INDIA, MUGHAL, Muhammad Shah, 1719-48, rupee, 1136 year 6 (1724 AD, )Shahjahanabad mint, silver, 22mm, 11.29g, KM437.4, photo in KM is incorrect, see MI-3342 for this type, chloride deposits, shroff marks, aF

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Shahjahanabad was what they called Delhi back then, after the guy who built the Taj Mahal.

The thirteenth Mughal Emperor was fond of culture, and would have done administrative reforms but experience bad luck with the invasion of Nadir Shah of Persia.

A descendant of the Mongol Chingis Khan went adventuring in northern India and carved out a kingdom that became the Mughal (Mongol) Empire. The Mughals at their height controlled India from Afghanistan to Burna, from the Himalayas to the southern tip. They ended up as pensioners of the British, sitting in palaces, doing nothing.

South Asia generally is taken to include India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal. Some people would like to include Afghanistan and Burma, but that’s a minority opinion.

By “Modern World Coins” we mean here, generally, the round, flat, shiny metal objects that people have used for money and still do. “Modern,” though, varies by location. There was some other way they were doing their economies, and then they switched over to “modern coins,” then they went toward paper money, now we’re all going toward digital, a future in which kids look at a coin and say “What’s that?” We’ll say: “We used to use those to buy things.” Kids will ask “How?” The main catalog reference is the Standard Catalog of World Coins, to which the KM numbers refer.