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Offline shariqkhan

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Akbar, Dam, Narnol mint
« on: January 23, 2008, 03:11:32 PM »
Dear Friends, I've uploaded Mughal scan "Dam/Falus" on my blog http://coincollectorsofindore.blogspot.com. Top and Bottom Left is probably Akbar's Falus, Narnol Mint.  Both Coins Weigh  around 20 gms(with 1 gm precsion scale). Can anybody cofirm give more information about both coins.

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Re: Mughal "Dam/Falus" on my Blog
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2008, 04:02:30 AM »
Shariq,
The image is blurry.  I think that a sharper image would be easier to identify.  I will try sharpening yours, but a new look at your coins would be best.
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Re: Mughal "Dam/Falus" on my Blog
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2008, 04:10:05 AM »
Here goes Shariq.  This should show a bit more.
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Re: Mughal "Dam/Falus" on my Blog
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2008, 04:30:36 AM »
This example of an Akbar dam comes from the web: http://www.ancientcoins.ca/india9.html

The reverse of this coin is a good match with yours.
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Re: Mughal "Dam/Falus" on my Blog
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2008, 11:10:51 AM »
I agree that the match is pretty good, but from the pictures, I get the feeling that Shariqkhan's coin is struck on a significantly (statistically speaking) larger flan. Do we have any idea of the weights of the two coins?

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Re: Mughal "Dam/Falus" on my Blog
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2008, 02:46:49 PM »
Dear Rangnath and Figleaf

Thanks a lot for your help and opinion. Each coin is about 20 gms(with 1 gm accuracy). 

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Re: Mughal "Dam/Falus" on my Blog
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2008, 05:14:27 PM »
Yes, 20 grams should be dams. I can't locate the pic Rangnath posted with the link he gives, but I note that there are half dams. A good match anyway. Interesting site also.

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Re: Mughal "Dam/Falus" on my Blog (Improved Picutre)
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2008, 01:48:52 PM »
I've uploaded an Improved Picutre at http://coincollectorsofindore.blogspot.com

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Re: Mughal "Dam/Falus" on my Blog
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2008, 02:46:29 AM »
Yes! Much improved! 
I'm going to post it here. Hope you don't mind.  It makes looking at it easier for me.
richie
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Re: Mughal "Dam/Falus" on my Blog
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2008, 06:15:32 PM »
Dear Shariq,
I believe you can read very much more Pesian (or is it Arabic?) than I; what do you see?
On the obverse,
is that a "Z" ( for "zuriba"?) or an "S"?
On a few Akbar dams on the web, underneath the "Z" or "S" is the date.
On your coin, it appears that the date is partially off the flan.  But, I might be able to see 972. If that were an AH date, it would make the AD date 1558 or so, which would place the coin within the reign of Akbar. The Second Battle of Panipat, Akbar's great victory, took place on November 5, 1556. Many mark that as the beginning of his reign.
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Re: Mughal "Dam/Falus" on my Blog
« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2008, 03:02:18 PM »
Yes, Your are Right,
Influence of Humayun coinage is clearly appered on this coin and also on second image "Narnol" and "Falus" is clearly readable. Anyways thanks for your work on this coin.