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Akbar, Dam, Ahmedabad, Ilahi 44. Ref: KM # 32.2
« on: March 11, 2012, 07:50:36 AM »
Looks like a Dam of Akbar of Ahmedabad. The coin reads ..........Akbarshahi, Ahmedabad on Left and Ilahi 44 with a month name at bottom on the right image. Please help.

Seems like this one but with half the weight. (will upload weight later).


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Re: Akbar, Dam? Ahmedabad, Ilahi 44.
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2012, 08:05:16 AM »
In a discussion here, Oesho has mentioned that the coin reads Tanka Akbarshahi......... could the legend be Neem Tanka Akbarshahai, with the neem off the flan....... A Dam is indeed a half Tanka.......

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Re: Akbar, Dam? Ahmedabad, Ilahi 44.
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2012, 03:39:32 AM »
Coin Weight is 15.1g. So A Tanki weight coin rather than a Dam or Half Tanka?

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Re: Akbar, Dam? Ahmedabad, Ilahi 44.
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2012, 05:10:15 PM »
For the weight it should indeed be a 4 Tanki. The only curiosity is the Ilahi date 44. The Tanki's of Ahmadabad are known with Ilahi years 46 to 50.
According to Hodivala: Historical Studies in Mughal Numismatics (Bombay, 1976) the Tanki was introduced to create a fractional currency of 1/10 of a heavy Akbar Tanka. A decimal system based on the Tanka.

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Re: Akbar, Dam? Ahmedabad, Ilahi 44.
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2012, 02:17:27 AM »
I am extremely sorry for the goof up. I do not understand what went wrong but even this one is 19.1 g and not 15g and would mean a Dam.

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Re: Akbar, Dam, Ahmedabad, Ilahi 44.
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2012, 12:36:21 PM »
Would this be Ref.: KM#32.2?

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Re: Akbar, Dam, Ahmedabad, Ilahi 44.
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2012, 01:32:32 PM »
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Would this be Ref.: KM#32.2?
Yes.