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I seem to have got this one correct. A Dam of Shah Jahan minted at Ahmedabad in AH 1042. I cant seem to be able to read the RY. Please confirm. KM#206.09

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« Last Edit: September 01, 2012, 06:47:42 AM by asm »
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Re: Shah Jahan, Dam, Mint Ahmedabad, AH 1042. KM#206.09
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2012, 12:21:12 PM »
You forgot the image  ;D ;D
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Re: Shah Jahan, Dam, Mint Ahmedabad, AH 1042. KM#206.09
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2012, 12:27:01 PM »
Thanks Capn.......I attached it now.

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Re: Shah Jahan, Dam, Mint Ahmedabad, AH 1042. KM#206.09
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2012, 02:28:26 PM »
Dear Amit, mind you verifying the date again? Such early dates for Ahmadabad are not known and those with the date -/Ry.6  (LMC.2429) and AH1044/Ry.7 have the Ilahi month above the mint name.
From AH1044/Ry.8 (half dam), resp. 1045/Ry.8 (dam) the Ilahi month seems to be abolished on the coins. Your coin is of the type without the Ilahi month and therefore the AH-date should be 1044 or later. To just from the image the last digit looks like a 7 rather than a 2. The regnal year within the loop of seen of falus is not readable, but nevertheless I would suggest AH1047 to be the AH-date.

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Re: Shah Jahan, Dam, Mint Ahmedabad, AH 1042. KM#206.09
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2012, 06:16:13 PM »
Dear Amit, mind you verifying the date again?
Under a magnifier, the date looks 1044 rather than 1042.......

From AH1044/Ry.8 half dam, resp. 1045/Ry.8 dam the Ilahi month seems to be abolished on the coins.
So is it possible that 1044/8 as a dam would also exist?

The regnal year within the loop of seen of falus is not readable, but nevertheless I would suggest AH1047 to be the AH-date.
It is positively not 1047

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Re: Shah Jahan, Dam, Mint Ahmedabad, AH 1042. KM#206.09
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2012, 07:16:54 PM »
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So is it possible that 1044/8 as a dam would also exist?
Well with the coin in hand you may better judge. If it is AH1044, the combination could be AH1044/Ry.8. This type and date of a dam is known.

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Re: Shah Jahan, Dam, Mint Ahmedabad, AH 1042. KM#206.09
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2012, 06:46:57 AM »
I will try to take an enlarged image today at very high resolution to see the exact date.

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Re: Shah Jahan, Dam, Mint Ahmedabad, AH 1044 RY 8 ? Ref: KM#206.09
« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2012, 07:36:14 AM »
I showed the coin around to a couple of known Mughal 'experts' and the date as read by all was 1044. So I presume, it is indeed AH 1044.

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