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Jalal-ud-din Muhammad Akbar: Correct? More Info?
« on: January 27, 2013, 01:39:15 AM »
A request came in to the CoinQuest site about this coin. I think I have the ID correct, but maybe not. Please scan this page and let me know if there is any more information that may be of value to CoinQuest readers. Thanks! ===== page: http://coinquest.com/cgi-bin/cq/coins?main_coin=13696 ====== Paul Richards, CoinQuest

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« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2013, 02:18:40 AM »
Sorry, but this looks like an Islamic Token. More info here.

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« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2013, 03:59:29 AM »
Amit -- I found this coin on Coin Archives (paid version) and concluded it was the same as mine. The description from Coin Archives reads:

Character of foreign
India
Mogul Empire

Jalal-ud-din Muhammad Akbar. Tanka o.J. D H. 988 (= 1581; 2 versions). Kalima legend in diamond. Rs: 4 lines letters. 989 similarly to d H. (= 1582) with rounded corners. 3 St. G O L D ss

About the middle of his reign Akbar was Tanka rectangular shape on planchets, these coins were called Jalalah.

Estimate: 100 EUR

Since I can't read the inscriptions I am at a big loss. What do you think? These look like a closer match than the coin at the link you supplied.

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Re: Jalal-ud-din Muhammad Akbar: Correct? More Info?
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2013, 04:08:14 AM »
The second one looks to be a token too. These are mostly based on this Mohur of Akbar.

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« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2013, 04:27:37 AM »
Yes it appears to be a token but tokens as such do have a value.

The reverse does give Akbar's standard name.

Perhaps we could wait for Oesho to advise. So far it is 3 nil for token.

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« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2013, 09:00:34 AM »
No doudt a token as far as I know!! The lettering(Calligraphy) and the details of the khalifs are not like what u see on a rupee.. But a senior like oesho would no doubt able to clear it!
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« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2013, 09:11:44 AM »
Crude calligraphy !
Add me into the majority.

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« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2013, 11:02:07 AM »
Here's one of mine, very similar indeed,  this was in a lot of coins I bought in the early 60's & it was some time later I discovered it was an amulet or token rather than a coin


weight 12.08g
« Last Edit: January 27, 2013, 04:45:57 PM by capnbirdseye »
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« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2013, 02:54:39 PM »
You guys are amazing. Thanks. Oesho has answered previous questions of mine, so waiting for him is a good idea.

My CoinQuest site answers the basic 'what is it worth?' question that everyone asks. The CoinArchive site says this item sold for 80 euros. Is that a valid number?

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« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2013, 03:38:38 PM »
I just add my contribution to the previous replies:
 it's a religious token ref Brotman type 1,  which copies a square rupee of Akbar, and not at all a mughal rupee.
Your coin is dated 988 AH  but is of later fabrication (+/- XIX° c.)
Unfortunately it's value is neither 200$ nor 80 euros...

Here joined a copy of p186-187 of Brotman's book : "A guide To The Temple Tokens of India" / Islamic section

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