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Offline abhinumis

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Akbar dam, mint Mertha or Mirath 987 A.H
« on: February 09, 2013, 07:57:01 PM »
Hi all,
Today acquired this nice looking and clean dam of Akbar.. Wt-20.3 gms.. Kindly attribute.. Date seems to be 987 or 978??
« Last Edit: February 10, 2013, 04:48:14 AM by abhinumis »
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Re: Akbar dam, Attribution needed!
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2013, 09:53:16 PM »
This coin is described in Valentine and dated 987. However perhaps there is a more updated reading.

The mint in Valentine is described as Meerut=Mirath or Mirtha

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Re: Akbar dam, mint Mertha or Mirath 987 A.H
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2013, 09:49:41 AM »
The date is 987 as we can clearly read  :"nuhsad wa hashtad wa..." in letters =98x
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Re: Akbar dam, mint Mertha or Mirath 987 A.H
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2013, 10:29:49 AM »
Mirtha or meerut is a scarce mint of Akbar AFAIK going by only one example in Zeno and 2 other example here on WOC by Amitji(asm). Is my inference correct??
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Re: Akbar dam, mint Mertha or Mirath 987 A.H
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2013, 03:26:57 PM »
Yes. It appears these are difficult to get but, not so scarce now........I believe Overlord to has one or may be two .........

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Re: Akbar dam, mint Mertha or Mirath 987 A.H
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2013, 04:28:57 PM »
I believe Overlord to has one or may be two .........
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Re: Akbar dam, mint Mertha or Mirath 987 A.H
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2013, 06:47:49 PM »
That makes hardly 10 coins pics of this mint online if u start searching .. I would still call it scarce.. What say??
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Re: Akbar dam, mint Mertha or Mirath 987 A.H
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2013, 07:49:23 PM »
Dear Abhinumis, my feeling is that you may call Mirath a scarce mint for Akbar's coppers.

I have gathered the copper coins of Akbar from different data sources (Lahore museum / Calcutta / Lucknow and Zeno ) with a  total of 1267 coins; that gives for  few mints :

Ahmadabad (72 coins) : 5,68%
Ajmer (60 coins) :           4,74%
Alwar ( 11 coins):           0,87%
Bairata 54 coins) :         4,26%
Delhi ( 142 coins):        11,21%
Dogaon (86 coins):         6,79%
Mirath (1=zeno): 0,08%
Narnol (169 coins):       13,34%
Urdu Zafar Qarin (82 coins): 6,47%

Even if catalogues of mughal coins are recent editions, that may give a good idea of scarcity of coins...
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