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Modern Asian coins, pseudo coins and trade tokens => Indian subcontinent: Mughal, Princely states and colonial (1526-1947) => Mughal central government => Topic started by: Rangnath on February 12, 2008, 09:49:09 PM

Title: Akbar Dam, Ajmer Mint
Post by: Rangnath on February 12, 2008, 09:49:09 PM
I recently recieved this dam which I believe to be Km 28.1. I've attempted to read the date, much of which is off the flan.  Do you agree that it could be AH 999? 
The coin weighs 20.4 grams.
Richie
Title: Re: Akbar Dam, Mint of Dar ul-Khalifat?
Post by: Rangnath on February 12, 2008, 09:52:30 PM
My reason for naming the mint as Dar ul-Khalifat (Agra?) is that my coin looks the same as the one below which a dealer claimed was from that mint.
richie
Title: Re: Akbar Dam, Mint of Dar ul-Khalifat?
Post by: Oesho on February 12, 2008, 10:16:17 PM
Not Agra, but both pieces are of Ajmer mint. (KM#28.3)
Obv.: Legend from bottom to top: Fi Sanah / (date in digits) + (date written out)
Rev.: legend from top to bottom: Zarb Ajmer / Sikkah / Falus.
The date is AH99x. Last digit most probably is a 9, but could also be a o. Also the written date doesn't give a clue. (900 is clear, 90 is almost off fan and the last digit is not clear at all).
Title: Re: Akbar Dam, Ajmer Mint
Post by: Rangnath on February 13, 2008, 04:35:19 AM
"Ancient Coins Canada" (http://www.vcoins.com/ancient/ancientcoinscanada/store/listCategoriesAndProducts.asp?idCategory=207) is a great site for images and information for Mohul coins. They charge a premium for their coins too.  None of their coins were labeled with the mint of Ajmer.  Thanks for the correction.  I tend to accept what they have as gospel. 

Am I in error referring to this coin as a dam?  Does "falus" refer to the denomination, the metal used, or both?
richie
Title: Re: Akbar Dam, Ajmer Mint
Post by: Oesho on February 13, 2008, 03:33:49 PM
Falus in general refer to a copper coin. You may see the word Falus on different denominations.
In this case the coin is a Dam or 1/2 Tanka.