Aurangzeb Trichanapali Mint Coins

01 Mar 2018  Thu

Trichanapali is a modern Tiruchchirappalli, situated in the Indian States of Tamil Nadu. Coins with this mint name were issued after 1693 CE, when one of the officers of Aurangzeb, Zulfiqar Khan started chasing a campaign against Chhatrapati Raja Ram of Maratha and besieged him at Gingee. He also threatened Queen Mangammal, a regent of Nayaka Kingdom of Madurai, whose capital was based at Tiruchi at that time. Queen Mangammal to come out from Mughal danger issued these coins in order to pay tribute to the Mughals.

This extremely rare silver rupee was sold for INR 95,000 by Classical Numismatic Gallery Auction house. The weight of this coin is around 11.3g. The obverse of this coin is inscribed as ‘Sikka Zad Dar Jahan Chu Badr-e-Munir, Badshah Aurangzeb Alamgir’ with AH Date 1106. The reverse of the coin is inscribed as Julus Formula, Regnal year 39 and Mint name Tirchanapali.

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