Rupee: coin from Emirate of Afghanistan; 64 falus

RUPEE: COIN OF AFGHANISTAN

1 rupee, 1886: Emirate of Afghanistan

1 rupee, 1886: Emirate of Afghanistan

Ruler: Abdur Rahman Khan (Pashto "عبدالرحمن خان") — Emir of Afghanistan from 1880 to 1901 (also known as "The Iron Amir").

Date on coin: AH 1303 (AH: Latin "Anno Hegirae" — "the year of the Hijra"; Islamic calendar) = 1886 (Gregorian calendar).

عبد الرحمن امير: Abdul /Abdur/ Rahman Amir /Emir/.

١٣٠٣: 1303.

ضرب دار السلطان كابل: indicating that the coin was minted (struck) in Kabul, the capital city.

Not all inscriptions on the coin can be read — the coin is either partially cut in a circle (unlikely: the weight of the coin corresponds to normal indicators), or it is a lack of production due to the peculiarities of the technology (Hammered Coinage: that is, it is a hand-made silver coin).

Kabul Mint.

  • Silver: 19 mm - 9.16 g
  • Reference price: 27$

COIN RUPEE — WHERE & WHEN (coins catalog: by names & emitents)

The rupee is an ancient Indian silver coin (formally issued since the 16th century, although in fact coins with a similar name were issued on the Hindustan peninsula even before Common Era) that over time has become one of the most common monetary units in the world. Today, taking into account the geographical distribution of the rupee (India, Indonesia, Pakistan...), it can be said that almost every fourth inhabitant of the planet uses this currency in everyday life.

  1. AFGHANISTAN (18th-20th centuries): rupee = 64 falus
  2. INDIA (16th-21th centuries): rupee = 64 pice; rupee = 100 paisa (from 1957 to the present day)
...many other issuers: SRI LANKA (CEYLON), PAKISTAN, NEPAL, INDONESIA, MAURITIUS, SEYCHELLES, BHUTAN...

About the name of the coin rupee (Hindi "रुपया"): the name "rupee" comes from the Sanskrit word (rupyakam), which means "silver; coined silver".
Separately, the Maldivian related coin — rufiyaa, as well as the German East Africa coin — rupie, are distinguished.