Author Topic: Khwarezm shahs, Ala ud-Din Muhammad, Jital, mintname cut from dies, Tye 269  (Read 156 times)

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Another one not in very good condition but it shows the centre where the mint has been removed from the dies on both sides.
Is there a known reason why this was done & have any been found where parts are still visible?
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I tried to look into that before, but could not arrive at a good answer.
My best hypothesis is that it was simply recycling of used dies.
Below two specimen which i found interesting in this respect. The reverses (right picture) seem die identials.
In contrast the obverses (left) are not. And also the remnants of the text under the "central blob" seem to be different.

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I suppose that it more or less has to be a mint where the word is split into two parts such as Takinabad where we have Takin on one side & abad on the other
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