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Offline veeraiahchoudary6

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Need Help with identifying the mughal coin
« on: September 15, 2019, 07:37:10 AM »
Acquired this coin at a regular coin dealer I know through coin shows.
Few notes written on the envelope;
Mughal mohar, Akbar
Weight: 12.8 Grams
Any help identifying the coin is greatly appreciated.

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Re: Need Help with identifying the mughal coin
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2019, 12:00:43 PM »
The type is a mohur of Agra mint, like this one, the weight is 2g higher than the standard of 170 grains (11,0g).
Square mohurs of Akbar rising 187 grains (12,1 g) exist (C.J Brown / catalogue of coins in Lucknow museum).
The heavy weight could indicate a gold copy  ???


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Re: Need Help with identifying the mughal coin
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2019, 04:28:58 PM »
Dear veeraiahchoudary6, nice gold coin with following details:
Mughal, Jalal al-Din Muhammad Akbar, 980 AH, AV Mohur, Agra mint (AH 963-1014/1556-1605 AD)
Obverse (Second photo): From top to bottom:
Top Field: خلد الله ملكه وسلطانه , Khallad Allah Mulkahu wa Sultanahu , May God prolong his reign and dominion.
Middle Field: جلال الدين محمد اكبر بادشاه غازي , Jalal ed-din Mohammed Akbar Badshah Ghazi , Jalal ed-din Mohammed Akbar the King the Worrier.
Bottom: ضرب اكره , Zarb Agra, Agra mint.
Please note that some parts are not visible but added to complete the legend.
Reverse (first photo): لا اله الا الله محمد رسول الله , La Ilaha illa Allah Muḥammad Rasul Allah , There is no other God but God and Muhammad is the messenger of God.
Date " 975 ۹۸۰ " written at the bottom.

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« Last Edit: September 16, 2019, 07:32:54 PM by aws22 »
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Re: Need Help with identifying the mughal coin
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2019, 12:00:59 AM »
Nice coin but I'm afraid it could be a copy..
Gold coins were rigorously checked by mughal mint officers and these round mohurs never exceed the std weight (they usually weigh 10,7 to 11g) and the date is never placed on Kalima side.
The script appears somewhat pasty with some welded letters.
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Re: Need Help with identifying the mughal coin
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2019, 12:23:47 AM »
Truly Thank You for your valuable time and suggestions. I returned the coin based on your valuable analysis.

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Re: Need Help with identifying the mughal coin
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2019, 11:02:56 PM »
Good that you returned, it'a a jeweler's copy or a token...

I have the original one of this type, will share a pic...