Mughal Coinage / India Muslim Coinage

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  1. Aqib alQadri

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  2. Aqib alQadri

    Aqib alQadri Veteran

    gandey nikammey kameen, mehengey hoN kowri ke teen,
    kaun hamein paalta, tum peh karoroN darood.

    kowri or cowrie was indeed a currency.
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  3. abu nibras

    abu nibras Staff Member

    I have a better and a mustanad source alhamdulillah,I will in sha Allah ask my grandmother.
  4. abu Hasan

    abu Hasan Administrator

    not so fast. validation still required.

    curious that i was, i did a quick search but apparently, the only source i could locate in the past ten minutes was this facebook post that pegs a "phootie cowrie". i checked dictionaries, and apparently, they all seem to think that it is a phrase meaning "absolutely nothing" [assuming cowrie was a currency, which it was; broken cowrie would be worthless - hence the phrase].

    even this book makes no mention of broken cowries.

    a little deeper search led to an (apparently authoritative book) "indian coins" by one sircar. even that does not mention a phootie cowrie as an actual currency - unless of course it was used as chillar in those times... [chillar = loose change].

    my two [3.9 x 10^-5]s

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  5. abu nibras

    abu nibras Staff Member

    i never knew that phootie (broken) cowrie had a real currency denomination, i thought it was a mere term for a cowrie gone worthless due to breaking.

    till now, something said to be not worth a phootie cowrie , i thought it was being ruled to be absolutely worthless, i only know now, that all it means is that it ruled to be precisely worth lesser than 1/2560 th of a rupee.
  6. Wadood

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