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Offline Abhay

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Akbar, Silver Rupee, Kalima Type, Mint - Gwalior?????
« on: March 28, 2012, 11:27:07 AM »
I recently got this coin from an Auction.

The details as per Auction Card:

Akbar, Silver, Rupee, Gwalior Mint, Kalima Type, AH 985, mint name at bottom on reverse. About very fine, Scarce.

Can anyone please confirm if the mint is actually Gwalior?

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Re: Akbar, Silver Rupee, Kalima Type, Mint - Gwalior?????
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2012, 11:47:10 AM »
A great acquisition if it is indeed Gwalior. It is not a mint listed as a mint for Akbar on ZENO.

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Re: Akbar, Silver Rupee, Kalima Type, Mint - Gwalior?????
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2012, 02:00:24 PM »
A great acquisition if it is indeed Gwalior. It is not a mint listed as a mint for Akbar on ZENO.

Amit

 

The book by Liddle lists Kalima Type of Coins for Gwalior also. In fact, the image for the Gwalior Coin in the book shows a Swastika in opposite direction as the Mintmark for Gwalior Coins. But the mintmark is missing from this coin.

I am enclosing an image of Gwalior Akbar rupee from an earlier auction, which sadly, I lost by few rupees. :'( :'(

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Re: Akbar, Silver Rupee, Kalima Type, Mint - Gwalior?????
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2012, 02:11:37 PM »
The major problem with these coins is that the mint name is almost always only partly seen. - I had the same experience with the Anhirwala Patan coin.

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Re: Akbar, Silver Rupee, Kalima Type, Mint - Gwalior?????
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2012, 11:52:46 PM »
The first coin is definitely not of Gwalior mint, but of Bhakkar.
The second coin is indeed a serious candidate for Gwalior mint and is also as such listed by Andrew Little as #S1.