Author Topic: Akbar - Contemporary counterfit ? Dam, Mint: Dar al-Khilafat Ahmedabad AH 982  (Read 732 times)

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This is a Dam of Akbar with two lines across the center were issued by just a few mints - Ahmedabad, Agra, Ujjainpur & Hazrat Dehli.  The reverse clearly shows the date AH 982 in digits manily cut but still enough to see. This side of the coin looks authentic. I am perplexed by the obverse.........does it make any sense? I have been having it in my Album for years........labeled as Ahmedabad.



I am not sure if the obverse is correctly alligned or should be rotated 180 degrees.

Amit
« Last Edit: June 12, 2012, 02:09:20 PM by asm »
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On Zeno Oesho says: The left image is up-side-down and need to be rotated by 180 degrees. The mint is on top and reads dar al-sultanat ahmadabad. Below the double line divider is written: zarb falus. Compared with the other issues of this mint, this coin is particular of crude calligraphy and may indicate that it is a contemporary counterfeit.

Frank reads the date: nuhsad wa hashtad wa do/AH 982.

The corrected image is produced below.........


Amit.
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