Rupee

Obverse: A legend in Persian script, partly off flan, of the ruler’s name and title: Asaf Jah, Nizam al-Mulk; at bottom of flan the Hijri date 1278
Reverse: A legend in Persian script, partly off flan; with Regnal year 6 at top left

Historical period(s)
Asafjahi dynasty, 1861 (Hijri Calendar: 1278 A.H)
Medium
Silver
Dimensions
H x Diam: 0.2 × 2.5 cm (1/16 × 1 in)
Geography
India, Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1907.757.7
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Exchange Media, Metalwork
Type

Coin

Keywords
Asafjahi dynasty (1724-1948), India
Provenance

From 1907 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), acquired in 1907 [1]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [2]

Notes:

[1] No purchase information is available for this object. See Reserved List, R. 5261, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. See also, Accession File, Collections Management Office.

[2] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.

Previous Owner(s)

Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

Description

Obverse: A legend in Persian script, partly off flan, of the ruler's name and title: Asaf Jah, Nizam al-Mulk; at bottom of flan the Hijri date 1278
Reverse: A legend in Persian script, partly off flan; with Regnal year 6 at top left

Collection Area(s)
South Asian and Himalayan Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum