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Offline Samir72

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Please help identify
« on: July 26, 2012, 03:48:16 PM »
Unfortunately one side is quite worn.  The weight of the coin is 20.27 grams.

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Offline saro

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Re: Please help identify
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2012, 04:29:32 PM »
Weight and script lead to think to a mughal dam. I read "zar(b) Peshawa(r)" + something at 11 o'clock? unfortunately the other face isn't easily readable..

This mint is a very scarce mughal mint, only recently recorded for rulers from Shah Jahan to Muhammad Shah (for silver or copper? I don't know)
The std of the dam was reduced by Aurangzeb, however dams of 20-20,5g are known for him and for Shah Alam I; so if it's well Peshawar, the ruler for such a dam should be Shah Jahan, Aurangzeb or Shah Alam I. (later issues weigh +/- 14g)

It's only a suggestion which needs confirmation.

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