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Akbar Dam 992 A.H. Mint- Ajmer
« on: October 25, 2011, 10:19:23 AM »
Hi all,
Another Akbar Dam.. Weight 20.2gms.. Wanted to confirm is it of ajmer mint?? Is Ajmer a common mint for dams??
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Re: Akbar Dam 992 A.H. Mint- Ajmer?
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2011, 10:20:19 AM »
The other side..
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Re: Akbar Dam 992 A.H. Mint- Ajmer?
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2011, 10:42:03 AM »
Confirmed.

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Re: Akbar Dam 992 A.H. Mint- Ajmer?
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2011, 12:43:17 PM »
Thanks Oesho for the confirmation but my other question was is ajmer a common mint??? It was called salimabad on the birthplace of salim(future Jahangir).. Right??
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Re: Akbar Dam 992 A.H. Mint- Ajmer?
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2011, 01:42:30 PM »
Jahangir was not born in Ajmer, but at Sikri (Fathepur Sikri). He is named after Shaikh Salim Chishti a Sufi saint. Salim Chishti (1478 – 1572) was one of the famous Sufi saints of the Chishti Order in India. Salim Chishti was the descendant of the famous Khawaja Moinuddin Chishti whose tomb is in Ajmer.

Copper dams of Ajmer are pretty common, those with the name Salimabad are very rare and as yet not represented on the ZENO Database.

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Re: Akbar Dam 992 A.H. Mint- Ajmer?
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2011, 02:03:03 PM »
Thanks oesho once again for clearing things up..
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Re: Akbar Dam 992 A.H. Mint- Ajmer?
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2011, 05:39:42 PM »
Can anyone tell me the exact legend on both obverse and reverse
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Re: Akbar Dam 992 A.H. Mint- Ajmer?
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2011, 10:12:34 PM »
The legend on these copper coins is rather simple and short, but often partly off the flan which makes the reading not always very easy.
Picture 033:
Falus
Sikkah
Ajmer
Zarb

(Copper coin struck at Ajmer)

Picture 034:
(do)
navad wa
nohsad wa
992
Sanah

(In the year 992, 900 and 90 and 2 (in writing))