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Offline asm

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Akbar, contemporary counterfeit Dam, Mint: Dogaon.
« on: August 25, 2012, 11:59:33 AM »
Looks like a Dam of Akbar. As usual, I am not able to read much of the legend to get the mint. Please help.



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Re: Akbar, Dam?
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2012, 03:08:43 PM »
It seems to be a dam of Dogaon, with curiously letters "wa"  rotated 180° ??
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Re: Akbar, Dam?
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2012, 03:50:58 AM »
Could this be a contemporary counterfeit as the weight is only 16.40g?

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Re: Akbar, Dam?
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2012, 09:17:19 AM »
I think that this coin hasn't been struck by an official mughal mint; legend is approximative and the weight is really too light for a coin in a so good grade. This type is fairly common and modern counterfeits seem of low interest for forgers, so, may be is it a contemporary counterfeit?
I think I have heard about such copies of Dogaon dams but I'm unable to remember when and where...
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Re: Akbar, Dam?
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2012, 11:27:21 PM »
I fully agre with SARO, that this must be a contemporary counterfeit dam.

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Re: Akbar, contemporary counterfeit Dam, Mint: Dogaon.
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2012, 03:38:43 AM »
Thank you Saro and Oesho. I picked this one from a heap of 50+ coins which all looked of the same mint.....let me see if he has some more unsold..

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Re: Akbar, contemporary counterfeit Dam, Mint: Dogaon.
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2012, 04:03:44 AM »
Great find (as a collector of contemporary Mughal counterfeits).

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Re: Akbar, contemporary counterfeit Dam, Mint: Dogaon.
« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2012, 04:20:18 PM »
I also have a weakness for contemporary counterfeits, especially if they are hilariously wrong. They circulated, they were used as money an someone probably risked a slow and painful death to make them. That makes them more dignified than any pseudo-coin to me.

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