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| Mohur | Aurangzeb Alamgir Ruler | Metal :	Gold | Minting Technique	: Die struck | Mint :	Ahsanabad | Mughal Dynasty |

Coins of Aurangzeb Alamgir

The Mogok region north of Mandalay contains one of the world's richest ruby mines.rubies collected by India's maharajahs, Persia's shahs and Turkey's sultans originated at Mogok. This region produces the storied "pigeon's blood" rubies, a unique red found in only a few gems a year.

The Mogok region north of Mandalay contains one of the world's richest ruby mines.rubies collected by India's maharajahs, Persia's shahs and Turkey's sultans originated at Mogok. This region produces the storied "pigeon's blood" rubies, a unique red found in only a few gems a year.

zihgir, archer ring, thumb ring

zihgir, archer ring, thumb ring

A fine Mughal gem-set and enamelled gold archer's ring, North India, 17th century enamelled with a blue ground and decorated with pink and clear gemstones set in the kundan technique in the form of a flowerhead with foliate stems, the interior with a bright green chevron enamel ground and white and black enamelled flower blossoms.

A fine Mughal gem-set and enamelled gold archer's ring, North India, c., enamelled with a blue ground and decorated with pink and clear gemstones set in the kundan technique in the form of a flowerhead with foliate stems.

Bague d’archer_ Inde , 17ème siècle - en or & diamants sur grenat © http://lesjoailliersdudimanche.com/2013/08/26/la-bague-darcher/

Bague d’archer_ Inde , 17ème siècle - en or & diamants sur grenat © http://lesjoailliersdudimanche.com/2013/08/26/la-bague-darcher/

Archer’s Ring. Medium: Nephrite, diamonds, gold. Date: 17th century. In seventeenth and eighteenth century India, archer’s rings were made primarily for ceremonial use and as royal gifts. Decorating them with a network of gold filigree tendrils inset with precious stones was a popular technique, especially during Shah Jahan’s reign (1627–1658). The gemstones, often carved to highlight their brilliance, were imported from distant countries (emeralds from Colombia; rubies from Thailand or…

Archer’s Ring Medium: Nephrite, diamonds, gold Dates: century Dimensions: 1 x x 1 ¾ in. x x cm) Gallery notes: In seventeenth- and eighteenth-century India, archer’s rings.