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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: Desibot on November 02, 2019, 09:23:39 PM

Title: Hindu ?
Post by: Desibot on November 02, 2019, 09:23:39 PM
Hi guys thought on this
7.1 gram
Coin

Thankyou
Title: Re: Hindu ?
Post by: Seeker55 on November 02, 2019, 11:19:59 PM
Nice coin, high grade. This is an Akbar (1556-1605 AD) silver tanka on the 64-rati standard, Malwa type, Mandu-Ujjain mint, date off flan, KM#75.

Zeno - Oriental Coins Database - Akbar, Tanka, Mandu-Ujjain, date off (https://www.zeno.ru/showphoto.php?photo=89334)
Title: Re: Hindu ?
Post by: Figleaf on November 02, 2019, 11:54:23 PM
I suspect it was harshly cleaned. It gleams, but the edges of the script are not sharp and the surface of the lettering is pitted. It will recover in time, but - depending on how polluted the air it is exposed to is, it may take years.

Peter
Title: Re: Hindu ?
Post by: Seeker55 on November 03, 2019, 12:01:48 AM
Yes, I agree. By high grade, I mean probably VF or VF+, better than many coins this age. It does show wear and residual soil, and could well have been harshly cleaned, as many Indian coins are.