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Sikandarābād; 122. Siyālkoṭ; 123. Sitpur (perhaps Peshawar); 126. Shikar al Gah P.; 133. 'Alamgirnagar; 146. Kalinjar; 170. Maughir; 203. Hāpür.
It is desirable that the coins represented by the entries in this sub-list be submitted anew to a careful scrutiny, inasmuch as some five or six of the mint-names stand in need of verification.
The following 40 mints are in Mr. Burn's list but not in Dr. Codrington's:
12. Islāmbandar; 13. Isma'ilgarh or Isma'ilgarh; 21. Alwar (C); 31. Ausā; 33. Bālāpūr (C); 36. Baroda (C); 37. Burhānābād; 40. Bisauli; 41. Baldat-i-Safa; 42. Balwantnagar; 50. Bahadurgarh; 52. Bahraich; 54. Bharuch (C); 56. Bhopal (C); 64. Purbandar or Parbandar; 65. Punch; 97. Khairnagar; 98. Dādar; 106. Devgarh; 109. Ranthor or Ranthür; 110. Rohtas; 111. Zain al Bilad; 113. SamRõhtās; Sāmbhar; 114. Satgānw (C); 118. Sambhal (C); 124. Sevpür; 149. Karārābād; 150. Krishnagarh; 156. Kiratpur; 170. Manghir; 173. Mujahidābād; 177. Madan Kot; 194. Nahan (C); 197. Najibgarh; 198. Narwar (C); 199. Nasrullanagar; 201. Nurgal; 202. Wālijābad?; 204. Hathras; 205. Hansi Ṣāḥibābād.
The nine mints beside which has been placed a bracketed (C) are indeed entered in Codrington's List, but not as mints of the "Dehli Emperor." And it must be admitted that coins from several of these mints, though bearing the names of the later Emperors, were not struck under their authority. As Mr. Longworth Dames has well said, "They merely represent the desire of the Maratha chiefs to take advantage of the prestige still attaching to the name of Bādshāh.' We thus arrive at a total of 206 mints, made up as follows:
In Codrington's List and in Burn's
In Burn's List alone
In Codrington's List alone
Mention should here be made of four mints not registered in either of the two Lists. Mr. Nelson Wright's cabinet contains—
(a) from the Jālnapur mint a rupee of Jahangir,
Shāh ‘Alam II,
fulūs of Akbar I;
and Mr. Bleazby possesses a copper coin of Akbar II's reign struck at Muzaffarnagar. These four additional mints raise the total from 206 to 210. It is interesting to note that this Resultant Total is exactly
double the number of Mughal Mints (105) registered in the Catalogue, which, till quite recently, was recognised as the highest authority, the Catalogue of the Lahor Museum.
J. 1: 49
الدنيا و ناصر محمود ابو المظفر سلطان
GEO. P. TAYLOR,
المويد بتائيد الرحمن خليفة الله
الحجـت والد - رهان
This interesting coin belongs to Mr. C. S. Delmerick. The reading of the inscription seems certain. Three Maḥmūd Shāhs reigned over Bengal. The latest was Ghiyās-ud-din Maḥmud of the house of Husain, and his coins are well-known and differ from this in style. The second is represented in the B. M. Catalogue by two silver coins, Nos. 103 and 104, page 42. In the footnote to the same page it is pointed out that this king used the pseudo-patronymic Abu-l-Mujāhid. There remains Nāṣir-ud-din Mahmud I. who used Abu-l-Muzaffar, and it appears reasonable to attribute the coin to him. Though the reverse reading given above agrees entirely (except in arrangement) with the inscription on the coin of Maḥmud II. referred to above, the obverse reading differs, and the use of the expression Abu-l-Muzaffar seems conclusive. No other coins of Maḥmūd I. appear to have been published.