Author Topic: Akbar Copper Dam, Mint: Gwalior, Ilahi month Aban, Yr.39. Ref.: KM#32.14  (Read 3221 times)

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Kindly help me attribute this copper Dam of Akbar. Weight is about 20.10 grams.

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« Last Edit: January 04, 2010, 11:55:29 PM by Rangnath »
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Re: Akbar Copper Dam - Ilahi Year 39
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2010, 11:22:21 PM »
Mint: Gwalior, Ilahi month Aban, Yr.39. Ref.: KM#32.14

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Re: Akbar Copper Dam, Mint: Gwalior, Ilahi month Aban, Yr.39. Ref.: KM#32.14
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2010, 11:56:17 PM »
Thanks Oesho! 
What a lovely coin Abhay. 
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Re: Akbar Copper Dam, Mint: Gwalior, Ilahi month Aban, Yr.39. Ref.: KM#32.14
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2010, 09:00:17 AM »
Abhay,
It is indeed an excellent coin.

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Re: Akbar Copper Dam, Mint: Gwalior, Ilahi month Aban, Yr.39. Ref.: KM#32.14
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2010, 12:50:11 PM »
If this is a Gwalior Coin, than was it minted at Gwalior Fort Mint? Because in 1600, there was no other mint at Gwalior. Or for that matter, were all the Suri Coins and the Mughal coins of Gwalior were infact minted at Gwalior Fort?

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Re: Akbar Copper Dam, Mint: Gwalior, Ilahi month Aban, Yr.39. Ref.: KM#32.14
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2010, 02:44:56 PM »
It's only after Lashkar was founded (1811) that we distinguish between Gwalior Fort and Lashkar as the two mint localities within Gwalior.
Before 1811 there was only one locality, Gwalior. The mint at certain periods was definately located within the fort at Gwalior, as some of the coins struck there, bear the mintname Qila Gwalior.
It need not always been located within the fort, but it often happened that the mint was located in the town itself. The treasure, however, was for obvious reasons always located within the fortified area.

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Gwalior is supposed to be a rare mint for Akbar dams... This is without mint epithet mukam Gwalior
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Yes, Akbar Gwalior coins are very rare.

Here is image of Gwalior Fort Akbar Coin. I found this on Ebay. I could not purchase it. :'( :'( :'(

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This is a realy nice example. Someway or the other I also missed it. Something curious happened with the listing as I remember. I was removed from the listing, before the auction ended.

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Zeno has a fine example of Mukam Gwalior coin, which I guess belongs to Dr.Srirang Purohit
http://www.zeno.ru/showgallery.php?cat=7905
I won my piece today on ebay. Kindly comment(had to pay through my nose, but considering the scarcity of the mint......I paid). Will post better image when I recieve the coin in hand
Here is the link http://www.ebay.in/itm/310661694163?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649
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This is a realy nice example. Someway or the other I also missed it. Something curious happened with the listing as I remember. I was removed from the listing, before the auction ended.

Same here. The listing was ended abruptly by the seller.

Zeno has a fine example of Mukam Gwalior coin, which I guess belongs to Dr.Srirang Purohit
http://www.zeno.ru/showgallery.php?cat=7905
I won my piece today on ebay. Kindly comment(had to pay through my nose, but considering the scarcity of the mint......I paid). Will post better image when I recieve the coin in hand
Here is the link http://www.ebay.in/itm/310661694163?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649

Congratulations, Doctor. I was also watching this coin, just to know the price it sells for. If I remember, I purchased my coin coin for about Rs. 3000.

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I was also watching this piece with great interest. Alas I cannot bid and obtain such coins.

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Thank u Abhayji and Arthur sir.. considering you got your coin in 2010 @ 3000/- makes me relieved regarding the pricing of the coin.. The demand for Akbar copper coins has substantially increased in recent years and even very common coins do not sell cheap like they used to!
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It's a realy nice example and sill missing in my collection as well.

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Zeno has a fine example of Mukam Gwalior coin, which I guess belongs to Dr.Srirang Purohit
The ZENO image is not of Shrirang Purohit, but of a different Mumbai dealer. It may surface someday in an auction, if it hasn't been sold privately.

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Thank you Jan sir, and when the coin does come up on auction, wish I have just enough in my pocket for it!
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