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Akbar, Dam, Mint: Mirath, AH 987, KM#28.40
« on: August 20, 2011, 10:59:53 AM »
Comparing with this coin of Mirtha, I have concluded that the coin below is a similar Dam. I have read some history of the place which gives the place various names like Mirtha, Mertha, Mirath etc.... However this date is not listed in Liddle........ Please confirm if he reading of the mint and the date is correct?

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Re: Akbar, Dam, Mint: Mirath?, AH 978, KM#28.40?
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2011, 07:51:33 PM »
A very nice coin with a complete clear mint-name Mirath. The date is not 978, as you read it, but 987.
Why? because in writing it reads: nohsad-o-hastad-o-haft (900+80+7).

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Re: Akbar, Dam, Mint: Mirath, AH 987, KM#28.40
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2012, 10:48:44 PM »
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Re: Akbar, Dam, Mint: Mirath?, AH 978,

The date in the header should still be corrected in AH987 (instead of 978)

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Re: Akbar, Dam, Mint: Mirath, AH 987, KM#28.40
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2012, 07:27:32 PM »
Impossible to get that ne right unless you can read the script. First class information, Oesho!

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Re: Akbar, Dam, Mint: Mirath, AH 987, KM#28.40
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2013, 07:12:47 AM »
What is the exact mint name as written on the coin. Is is it Merta / Mirath or some thing else.

We now have reference to 3 coins on WOC:

1) The coin listed above.

2) The coin here

3) This one.

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Re: Akbar, Dam, Mint: Mirath, AH 987, KM#28.40
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2013, 07:24:01 AM »
U r forgetting my coin Amitji, Here is mine
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Re: Akbar, Dam, Mint: Mirath, AH 987, KM#28.40
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2013, 07:47:35 AM »
I knew there were more but a search with the mint name did not show your coin.......Sorry.

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Re: Akbar, Dam, Mint: Mirath, AH 987, KM#28.40
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2013, 07:55:20 AM »
Having a theory is fine but it has to be proven. Let us stick with Meerut for the moment.

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Re: Akbar, Dam, Mint: Mirath, AH 987, KM#28.40
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2013, 08:02:18 AM »
Having a theory is fine but it has to be proven. Let us stick with Meerut for the moment.
I agree......but the question is: What does the coin read? - Mirath or Merta?

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Re: Akbar, Dam, Mint: Mirath, AH 987, KM#28.40
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2013, 08:22:40 AM »
Well I read Mirath and I note so does Oesho. The first coin in this thread shows a little more of the name than most illustrations. There is a minor dispute possible on the placement and the exact vowels but Mirath is a good probability.

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Re: Akbar, Dam, Mint: Mirath, AH 987, KM#28.40
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2013, 10:07:20 AM »
My querry was based on various spleeings used.

Saro has read it as Mertah

Since we have a good team of people who can read the exact text, I was trying to go deep to check as to what is there exactly on the coins. These coins seem to have been issued for a very small length of time. Being near the capital (as in case of Meerut), this should not have been so.

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Re: Akbar, Dam, Mint: Mirath, AH 987, KM#28.40
« Reply #11 on: March 12, 2013, 10:17:02 AM »
Yes, I read the mintname as : "mirtah" (or Mertah)...
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Re: Akbar, Dam, Mint: Mirath, AH 987, KM#28.40
« Reply #12 on: March 12, 2013, 10:22:34 AM »
I really have no dispute with that either. It, in this case, is a matter of perception.

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Re: Akbar, Dam, Mint: Mirath, AH 987, KM#28.40
« Reply #13 on: March 12, 2013, 02:48:09 PM »
Meerut (Hindi: मेरठ, Urdu: ﻣﯿﺭﭡﮧ
Mirath (law of inheritance) ﻣﯿﺭﺍ ﭟ
The Lucknow Museum Catalogue (#1085) list it as Mirtha:  ﻣﯿﺭﭡﮧ , so Meerut or Mirtha seems to be written in the same way. KM describes it as Mirath.
So far I have not come accross a reference to which place Mirath or Mirtha may refere, but, imho, I rather opt for Meerut than for Merta in Rajastan. Particularly as it is confirmed in the historical description of Meerut on Wikipedia that there was a mint for copper in Akbar's time.
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Re: Akbar, Dam, Mint: Mirath, AH 987, KM#28.40
« Reply #14 on: March 13, 2013, 02:56:07 AM »
Thank you Oesho for the information. However, I found this on Wiki As against submissive Jaipur, Jodhpur, Bikaner and various other Rajput Kingdoms, only Merta and Mewar refused to give daughters to Mughals. It might be that Akbar was around here for some time trying to conquer the place and as is seen in quite a few mint towns of Akbar, coined coppers while he won the area or was in this area. As we have seen coins of this mint are hard to find and are seen only for a brief 2 years - AH 987 & AH 989.

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