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Offline abhinumis

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Help in attribution: Akbar dam
« on: March 04, 2013, 06:30:20 PM »
Hi,
Got this dam from a local seller but could not attribute it.. Kindly attribute it with date and the legend on the coin.
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Re: Help in attribution: Akbar dam
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2013, 07:39:27 PM »
I find the colours a bit weird and quite distracting. Here is a B/W variant that may help reading the legend.

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Re: Help in attribution: Akbar dam
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2013, 03:24:10 AM »
Thanks Peter, now it is clearer than the previous pic
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Re: Help in attribution: Akbar dam
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2013, 06:10:59 PM »
I've tried my hands at cleaning the coin and attaching the latest pics after cleaning.. Hopefully something comes out of it...
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Re: Help in attribution: Akbar dam
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2013, 12:50:29 AM »
I think I see x79 on the right illustration at 7 o'clock, which I would interpret as 979. This would confirm Akbar. Sorry, can't help with the mint.

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Re: Help in attribution: Akbar dam
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2013, 03:00:28 PM »
For me, the mint is Lucknow (Lakhnow dar al-khalifat?)
I think that the last digits of the date are "90" and not 79  (9+ dot over part of what I read as "nuhsad"(900), cut at bottom);
indeed, not an usual place for the date in digits..
Fortunately, we have good parts of the date in persian :
If I am not wrong we have from bottom to high: "nuhsad..hashtad..nawad" 900..800..90", the engraver seems to have put one word in supplement ("hashtad") ??? and the date could be 990, which may fit with the 2 last digits.

That needs confirmation.....

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