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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: jaspersaini on September 21, 2019, 09:55:18 AM

Title: Akbar Lakhnau KM 80.13 - 11.18 Gm. 25 MM
Post by: jaspersaini on September 21, 2019, 09:55:18 AM
Sharing another rare coin, Akbar Lakhnau mint Rupee. Broad flan coin. Mint is out of flan, the year might be 969 ( My guess from the worn-out digits).

11.18 Gm. x 25 MM

A very early issue of this mint and difficult to see the mint-name unless the coin is of very large size ( More than my coin)
There is one specimen on Zeno 29 MM - Zeno - Oriental Coins Database - Akbar, Rupee, Lakhnau, AH967 (https://www.zeno.ru/showphoto.php?photo=146883)
Title: Re: Akbar Lakhnau KM 80.13 - 11.18 Gm. 25 MM
Post by: Figleaf on September 30, 2019, 02:09:22 PM
Indeed, jaspersaini, even for a non-expert like me this is a noteworthy coin. Judging from the many shroff marks it spent quite some time with the shroffs and we know the shroffs were withdrawing older coins, so it is a bit of a miracle it survived. Fortunately, it is now in the hands of a collector who appreciates its history.

Peter