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Modern Asian coins, pseudo coins and trade tokens => Indian subcontinent: Mughal, Princely states and colonial (1526-1947) => British India => Topic started by: @josephjk on November 04, 2015, 12:35:26 AM

Title: Please help read Persian... on this coin
Post by: @josephjk on November 04, 2015, 12:35:26 AM
Which is correct?
1) Shah Alam Badshah 1204 - Emperor Shah Alam
   OR
2) Shah Alam sikka badshah 1204 - Coin of Emperor Shah Alam

thanks
Title: Re: Please help read Persian... on this coin
Post by: asm on November 04, 2015, 02:25:13 AM
I would read it as 1204 / Shah as divider) / Alam / Sikka (as divider) Badshah. However the legend does not rhyme properly though the placement is appealing..................

Amit
Title: Re: Please help read Persian... on this coin
Post by: @josephjk on November 04, 2015, 02:37:15 AM
Thank you very much Amit!
Title: Re: Please help read Persian... on this coin
Post by: cmerc on November 04, 2015, 02:46:13 AM
I read as: "Sikka Shah Alam Baadshah 1204" = coin (of) Shah Alam Emperor 1204
Of course, the exact order is irrelevant as we understand the meaning one way or the other.
Title: Re: Please help read Persian... on this coin
Post by: asm on November 04, 2015, 11:12:24 AM
I read as: "Sikka Shah Alam Baadshah 1204" = coin (of) Shah Alam Emperor 1204
Of course, the exact order is irrelevant as we understand the meaning one way or the other.

May be your version is better.............. but why the Poetic license?

Amit
Title: Re: Please help read Persian... on this coin
Post by: cmerc on November 04, 2015, 01:20:24 PM
May be your version is better.............. but why the Poetic license?

Hi Amit ji!
I think the mint-masters thought, "Why not?"! Anyway, looks more aesthetically pleasing with the poetic and artistic license. I am sure you see this a lot in your Mughal coins. After all, the EIC coinage was based on the Mughal patterns.