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Offline Overlord

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1/2 Dam of Humayun
« on: April 13, 2008, 05:57:42 PM »
I have absolutely no idea about this one. Can anyone please help?



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Re: Unidentified copper coin
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2008, 08:42:40 PM »
This are anonymous billon/copper 1/2 dam coins struck during the reigns of Babar and Humayun.
Your coins is dated AH940 and belongs to the reign of Humayun. The mint is Dar al-Khilafat Agra.
Ref.: Mitichiner World of Islam #3014-3017

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Re: Unidentified copper coin
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2008, 07:17:34 AM »
This are anonymous billon/copper 1/2 dam coins struck during the reigns of Babar and Humayun.
Your coins is dated AH940 and belongs to the reign of Humayun. The mint is Dar al-Khilafat Agra.
Ref.: Mitichiner World of Islam #3014-3017
Thanks Oesho.

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Re: 1/2 Dam of Humayun
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2008, 09:24:44 AM »
I am not one of the world's greatest readers of Arabic :-[ but even knowing that somewhere on the coin, I should be able to read 940, I can't find it.

Great fun coin, though.

Peter
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Re: 1/2 Dam of Humayun
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2008, 02:18:28 PM »
Peter, see at the top of the obverse image; at the top left you see a 9 (the top is partly cut off, but still well recognisable), to the right you see the (Persian, not Arabic) 4 and slightly below the 'flag' of the four, a big dot, indicating 0. So there you are 940.

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Re: 1/2 Dam of Humayun
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2008, 03:05:41 PM »
Good grief, that was well hidden, but I do see it now. Thanks, Oesho!

Peter
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