Akbar (AH963-1014, 1556-1605 AD), Rupee, Kalima Type, 975AH (1567 AD), Agra mint

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Mass=10.7 g

Obverse In pentagonal area: Kalima-e-Tayyab: La illaha illallah Mohammad Rasool Allah [(There is) No god except Allah (and) Muhammad (is the) Prophet (of) Allah]; margins cut

Reverse In twelvefoil area: Jalal-al din Muhammad Akbar Badshah Ghazi Khallad Allah, 975(AH) [Glory of the faith, Emperor Muhammad Akbar, Warrior Against Infidels, may God Perpetuate (his kingdom)]; margins cut



While I sometimes do recognize the kalima, I am pretty sure this one would have confounded me. Overlordgarh 1 forces of darkness and ignorance 0.

An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.


Quote from: Overlord on January 02, 2010, 05:10:08 PM
Correction: the mint is Lahore, not Agra as I had thought earlier.
I was right the first time around  ::)
The mint is indeed Agra. The mint name can be seen in the margins in this example.


I love that the type of rupee expresses the same ogee motif that Akbar's architectural efforts utilize.
And you have a well centered coin Overlord. NICE!