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Akbar, Dam, Mint: Ahmedabad.
« on: August 22, 2011, 03:33:31 AM »
In one of the threads on the copper coinage of Akbar earlier, Oesho had this to say:

Basicly there are two types of Dams struck during the reign of Akbar, viz.: the pre-Ilahi type (having the legend Zarb Falus (mint)/ Sanah (Date in digits and date written out) and the Ilahi type. The Ilahi type has the legend Zarb Falus (mint) / (Month & year) Ilahi.
The pre-Ilahi type is listed in KM as type 28 & 29. The Ilahi type is listed as type 32 & 33.
On some of the pre-Ilahi type Dams of Ahmadabad, the mint bears the epithet Dar al-Sultanat. For a good overview of the copper coins of Ahmadabad during Akbar's reign see the page on ZENO.


I recently purchased to coins of Akbar which, when I compare to the coins of Oesho on Zeno appear to be of two differnet types as I link below. Unfortunately, i am not yet able to read the coins properly and keep getting confused.

1) What is the difference between KM#29.1 & KM#29.2

Akbar, AE Dam, Ahmadabad, Dar al-Sultanat, AH983 is described as Ref.: KM#29.1

Akbar, AE Dam, Ahmadabad, Dar al-Sultanat, AH985 is described as Ref.: KM#29.2

2) Are my coins  correctly attributed?

3) Please help with the date......

Amit
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Re: Akbar, Dam, Mint: Ahmedabad.
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2011, 02:55:51 PM »
The 1st dam (up) is dated 987 AH : the 2 last digits of the date are cut but confirm the date in persian : "nuhsad hashtad haft" = 900 + 80 + 7

the 2nd dam (low) is dated 982 (full digits + letters "nuhsad hashtad do").

according to the "South Asian Coins", the ref KM29.1 is the dam of Ahmadabad "dar-us-sultanat" with AH dates (and a medial line with dots) and the ref.KM29.2 is the dam of Ujjainpur (same type but scarce, dated 997 AH)
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Re: Akbar, Dam, Mint: Ahmedabad.
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2011, 02:59:32 PM »
Dear Saro, Thanks for the information.

Amit
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Re: Akbar, Dam, Mint: Ahmedabad.
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2019, 12:55:45 AM »
Is this KM#29.1?

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Re: Akbar, Dam, Mint: Ahmedabad.
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2019, 08:59:25 PM »
Is this KM#29.1?
Yes  :): "zarb falus //  dar al-sultanat Ahmadabad" & "982 nuhsad wa // hashtad (wa) do"
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Re: Akbar, Dam, Mint: Ahmedabad.
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2019, 03:42:56 PM »
Yes  :): "zarb falus //  dar al-sultanat Ahmadabad" & "982 nuhsad wa // hashtad (wa) do"

Thanks for the confirmation Sir