Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Muhammad Jahangir Silver One Rupee Coin of Agra Mint.

Mirza Nur-ud-din Beig Mohammad Khan Salim, known by his imperial name Jahangir (31 August 1569 – 28 October 1627), was the fourth Mughal Emperor who ruled from 1605 until his death in 1627. Much romance has gathered around his name (in Persian, Jahangir means 'conqueror of the world', 'world-conqueror' or 'world-seizer'; Jahan = world, gir the root of the Persian verb gereftan, gireftan = to seize, to grab), and the tale of his relationship with the Mughal courtesan, Anarkali, has been widely adapted into the literatureart and cinema of India.

Jahangir, Agra Mint, Silver Rupee, AH 1027/12, Month Ilahi Bahman, Obv: nur-ud din jahangir shah akbar shah, Rev: ilahi month bahman (Aquarius) with regnal year 12 and hirji date 1027 at bottom, floral motifs and scroll design with dotted border on both sides, floral motifs and scroll design with dotted border on both sides, 11.4g, 22.23mm, (Variant of KM # 145.1, Floral design is different), choice extremely fine with tiny testing mark, Very Rare.

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Victoria Queen Error Silver One Rupee Coin of 1840

Queen Victoria was queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 1837 to 1901—the second longest reign of any other British monarch in history.

Queen Victoria served as queen of Great Britain and Ireland from 1837, and as empress of India from 1877, until her death in 1901. She is the second-longest reigning British monarch after Queen Elizabeth II. Victoria's reign saw great cultural expansion; advances in industry, science and communications; and the building of railways and the London Underground.

1840, Victoria Queen, Silver Rupee, Divided legend, Error: full and complete brockage of obverse on reverse, brockage impressions are larger at reverse, almost UNC, Exceedingly Rare.

Gold Presentation Medal of Prince of Wales Visit to India

Medal, Prince of Wales Visit To India (1875-76 AD), Gold Presentation Medal, Awarded to Lt. General DHOJE NAR SINGH B.R. Large medal surmounted by a suspension, Obv: bear head effigy of the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII) with legends IN COMMEMORATION OF THE VISIT TO INDIA, OF H.R.H. THE PRINCE OF WALES 1875-76, Rev: depiction of scene of promise and the legends around “DURING THE VICEROYALTY OF H.E. LORD NORTHBROOK. G.C.SI.”, at bottom “STRUCK BY HAMILTON & Co. JEWELLERS CALCUTTA”, Lt. General DHOJE NAR SINGH B.R. inscribed on the edge, 56.69g, 43.85mm, small nick on the edge (probably testing), about extremely fine, Unique.

Between 1872 and 1876, India’s Viceroy was Lord Northbrook. The important events during his reign were deposition of Gaikwad of Baroda in 1875, visit of Prince of Wales, Famine in Bihar and Kuka Movement in Punjab. The Prince of Wales, eldest son of Queen Victoria visited India in 1876 with a large suite. He arrived in Bombay and then travelled to Madras, Ceylon and finally Calcutta. The intent of this visit was to inspire the local princes’ loyalty to the British Empress and affirm their central role in the maintenance of the empire. Wherever he went, he was showered with valuable gifts by the “loyal” Indian feudatories. He collected so much in 6 months that one of the ships was filled with the jewels, paintings, antique weapons, live animals, embroideries brocades and all kinds of contemporary art works. He returned and the gifts went on an exhibition in England for 6 months. In return the Prince of Wales gave Indian Princes a copy of Rig-veda translated by Max Muller. Probably offered for the first time in any auction, no previous records are traceable.