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India, Mughal India, 1658-1707 AD., Aurangzeb, Elichpur mint, Dam.

Aurangzeb Alamgir, Elichpur mint, struck ca. 1618-1707 AD.,
Dam(?) (ø 17-18 mm, 7 mm thick / 14,69 g), copper, axes irregular alignment ↑→ (ca. 90°),
Obv.: ... , [Muhammad Shah bad Shah…].
Rev.: ... , (the "O" like letter is the Persian letter "f" of falus).
for a discussion of this piece cf. http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?topic=28039 .

Thanks to "capnbirdseye" and "saro" for the attribution.

Abul Muzaffar Muhi-ud-Din Mohammad Aurangzeb, (4 November 1618 – 3 March 1707) commonly known as Aurangzeb and by his imperial title Alamgir ("world-seizer or universe-seizer") was the sixth Mughal Emperor and ruled over most of the Indian subcontinent. His reign lasted for 49 years from 1658 until his death in 1707. Aurangzeb was a notable expansionist and during his reign, the Mughal Empire reached its greatest extent. He was among the wealthiest of the Mughal rulers with an annual yearly tribute of £38,624,680 (in 1690). He was a pious Muslim, and his policies partly abandoned the legacy of Akbar's secularism, which remains a very controversial aspect of his reign. During his lifetime, victories in the south expanded the Mughal Empire to more than 3.2 million square kilometres and he ruled over a population estimated as being in the range of 100–150 million subjects. He was a strong and effective ruler, but with his death the great period of the Mughal dynasty came to an end, and central control of the sub-continent declined rapidly.

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