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Taj Mahal Sunken Treasure - Arthur C Clarke's 1702 Shipwreck 1 Rupee Silver Coin 14K Gold and Sterling Pendant | Artifact #8422

Arthur C. Clarke’s Taj Mahal Sunken Treasure Silver Rupee Coin Pendant - a Piece of History You Can Wear

Please Note: This is an authentic Taj Mahal Shipwreck Treasure Coin, and you will receive the exact pendant in the photographs and description.

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Just over three hundred years ago, in Surat, India, a mountain of silver rupees was placed on board a Indian trade vessel bound for the riches of the Orient by way of the Spice Route. The rupees had been minted by order of Shah Aurangzeb Alamgir, the sixth and last great Mughal (Mogul) emperor of India. Aurangzeb was the son of Shah Jahan, builder of the most magnificent memorial in the world: the sun-white, glistening, marble towered Taj Mahal. The treasure never arrived at its destination.

It was discovered in 1961, and Sir Arthur C. Clarke wrote about this extraordinary discovery in two books, Treasure of the Great Reef, and Indian Ocean Treasure. And when the treasure appeared on History Channel's PAWN STARS, Rick Harrison referred to it as "One of the most significant treasure discoveries of the 20th Century!" 

Your Taj Mahal Sunken Treasure Coin Pendant:

  • Denomination: 1 Rupee
  • Date: 1702 AD
  • Persian Script Legend: Shah Aurangzeb Alamgir, the ruler, throne adorner, world grasper, struck coin in the world like the shining full Moon
  • Coin Metal: Silver
  • Bezel Metal: 14K Gold, Proprietary Non-Tarnishing Sterling Silver
  • Pendant size including bezel: 1” Across, 1 1/2” Tall - a few millimeters wider than a U.S. Quarter

Robert's Notes:Beautiful piece, with very good details on both sides. Nice chunky coin. It was gently removed from the remains of a treasure chest.

The beautiful Persian script reads: Shah Aurangzeb Alamgir, the ruler, throne adorner, world grasper, struck coin in the world like the shining full Moon

Very few of these coins remain available to collectors. The Taj Mahal Sunken Treasure rupees are thick, sturdy silver trade coins - and this one has the detail of a deeply struck, hand-hammered coin. 

Writing the documentary about this discovery with Sir Arthur, and then producing it, was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. The documentary, and exclusive bonus footage, is included in the DVD that comes with this coin. This is one of the the last coins in our exclusive collection - the last coins available to collectors in the world.  

The beautiful script is Persian, which was the official language of the Mughal court. The Hijri year is AH 1113 (in red), which corresponds to the Gregorian year of 1702. The other red marks are the regnal years of Aurangzeb. He had been in power for 46 years.  

Sailing with the equatorial Trade Winds, the trader rounded the southern tip of India and pointed her bow at Ceylon (Sri Lanka), a tiny island dangling off the southern tip of the Indian continent.  After taking anchor at Galle Harbor, Ceylon, while rounding the southern tip of Sri Lanka, the trader, possibly caught in a typhoon, met her fate on Great Basses Reef.  There is no record of survivors ...

In 1961, the remains of the shipwreck was discovered, and in 1963, Sir Arthur C. Clarke, and his dive associates recovered the treasure on the treacherous Great Basses Reef.  Buried among the debris were concreted masses of silver rupees. Flowing across the obverse, just below the date, is the poetic couplet “Shah Aurangzeb Alamgir, the ruler, throne adorner, world grasper, struck coin in the world like the shining full Moon.”

Clarke wrote about this extraordinary discovery in two books, Treasure of the Great Reef, and Indian Ocean Treasure. And when the treasure appeared on History Channel's PAWN STARS, Rick Harrison referred to it as "One of the most significant treasure discoveries of the 20th Century!" 

Your Taj Mahal Sunken Treasure Coin Pendant comes with:

  1. Our 100% Authentic Lifetime Guarantee
  2. A Detailed Certificate of Authenticity Researched and Written by Robert Lewis Knecht
  3. A Coin Translation Guide
  4. A Letter from Sir Arthur C. Clarke
  5. A DVD of the Documentary Film produced by Robert Lewis Knecht about the Taj Mahal Sunken Treasure: Arthur C. Clarke: before 2001, Written by Arthur C. Clarke and Robert Lewis Knecht
  6. Mini Museum display for when you are not wearing your treasure
  7. A Treasure Jewelry Care Card

Learn more about Sir Arthur C. Clark's Taj Mahal Sunken Treasure here>>>

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