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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: asm on June 07, 2012, 03:11:34 PM

Title: Akbar - Contemporary counterfit ? Dam, Mint: Dar al-Khilafat Ahmedabad AH 982
Post by: asm on June 07, 2012, 03:11:34 PM
This is a Dam of Akbar with two lines across the center were issued by just a few mints - Ahmedabad, Agra, Ujjainpur & Hazrat Dehli.  The reverse clearly shows the date AH 982 in digits manily cut but still enough to see. This side of the coin looks authentic. I am perplexed by the obverse.........does it make any sense? I have been having it in my Album for years........labeled as Ahmedabad.

(http://i1127.photobucket.com/albums/l628/asm2110/Akbar.jpg)

I am not sure if the obverse is correctly alligned or should be rotated 180 degrees.

Amit
Title: Re: Akbar - Contemporary counterfit ? Dam, Mint: Dar al-Khilafat Ahmedabad AH 982
Post by: asm on June 12, 2012, 02:14:24 PM
On Zeno Oesho says: The left image is up-side-down and need to be rotated by 180 degrees. The mint is on top and reads dar al-sultanat ahmadabad. Below the double line divider is written: zarb falus. Compared with the other issues of this mint, this coin is particular of crude calligraphy and may indicate that it is a contemporary counterfeit.

Frank reads the date: nuhsad wa hashtad wa do/AH 982.

The corrected image is produced below.........
(http://i1127.photobucket.com/albums/l628/asm2110/AkbarAhmedabadcopy.jpg)

Amit.