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Note. This is also a new Mughal mint. If the reading is right and it appears to be not open to question, the mint must, I think, be identified with Dhārür in the province of Aurangābād, a fort which, we read, was celebrated throughout the Dakhan for its strength and munitions of war (Elliot's History of India Vol. VII, p. 20). It also seems to have been a large centre of trade; and was made the object of attack and plunder by 'Azam Khān general of Shah Jahān in 1040 A.H. It is further mentioned in the Muntakhab-ul-lubāb as a place where supplies of fodder and corn sufficient for a large army were available (Elliot Vol. VII, p. 278). Fatḥābād was a Sarkar of Aurangābād and in the list of the forts of that Province given on p. lxxxvii of " India of Aurangzeb," by B. Jādu Nath Sirkār, is mentioned one called "Fatḥābād or Dhāri.” It seems likely that. this is the same place as the "Dhārür" of the historians. If so, there seems no need to look further to identify the mint from which the coin now figured issued. Dhārür, I find from a note on p. 12 of Elliot's History, Vol. VII, is situated on the road east of Ahmadnagar.
7. Farrukhsiyar. R. Weight 179 grains. Size, 1."
This is a fine coin and adds another to the list of this Emperor's mints in silver. Mr. Bleazby has a second specimen and the mint is
also known in copper.
8. Shāhjahān II. . weight 177 grs. Size. 1′′
A hitherto unpublished mint of this Emperor. Specimens of this -coin are contained in my own cabinet and that of Mr. Bleazby.
It will be noticed that with the exception of the last and possibly the fifth, the identification of which is uncertain, all of the above coins issued from South Indian mints. With the disturbed state of affairs in South India between 1650 and 1750 A. D., it is not surprising to find numerous towns of little importance, except as the temporary headquarters of the wandering royal forces, issuing their own coins. There seems to be still a wide field for work on the Mughal coinage` of South India.
H. N. WRIGHT.
16. Bahadur Shah II (A. H. 1253 to 1275).
. 1-15" Weight 162 grs.
The above coin was recently acquired by me. It is in perfect condition. It is not given by Webb in "Currencies of Rajputānā," p 97.
At p. 100 he figures the mint mark on the reverse above di and speaks of it as the panch pakhrī kā jhār.
17. A coin of Ghazni
A (impure) or brass. Wt. 50 grs. ·7"
Obverse. In circle of dots, Siva and bull. Mint mark
On right onto (to be read from outside).
Reverse. In circle with dots outside.
عدل لا اله الا
لا شريك له
Apparently no margin.
This coin of Mr. G. B. Bleazby's is a most curious combination. The obverse shows a not uncommon Kuşana type, while the reverse exactly resembles the inscriptions on some of Mahmud of Ghazni's silver coins (Cf. No. 25, p. 314, J.R.A.S., 1847).