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Offline abhinumis

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Akbar dam. Mangarh type
« on: September 30, 2013, 08:05:00 AM »
Hi All,
Posting this relatively rare coin of Akbar.The execution of the coin is typical in suri style. On the obverse, a swastik is prominent with the emperor's name around it. A beautiful example of early coins of Akbar. Do comment
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Re: Akbar dam. Mangarh type
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2013, 10:02:16 AM »
Is it the date at the absolute bottom of the reverse? AH 969?

Early issues of Akbar in copper follow his father - anonymous issues. Here the coin has the emperors name on it. Any reason for this exception.

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Re: Akbar dam. Mangarh type
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2013, 10:04:49 AM »
Well firstly is it a swastika or is it an opening flower bud?

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Re: Akbar dam. Mangarh type
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2013, 11:03:09 AM »
Well firstly is it a swastika ...........................?
Well........huh..........if it is a Swastika, it is reversed.

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Re: Akbar dam. Mangarh type
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2013, 11:45:56 AM »
What makes this coin so interesting is the suri effect on the coin. You have the typical reverse of suri with 'fi ahad al amir al hami al din al diyan' .. At 969-970, Akbar's territory was mostly Punjab, parts of Rajasthan, parts of western U.P upto Kalpi,Agra and perts of Haryana like hissar. This would also tell that how fallicious the prospects are when these are called mangarh.. Looks like the mint is closer to Delhi and not in bihar(Mungir)
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Re: Akbar dam. Mangarh type
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2013, 12:03:42 PM »
Well firstly is it a swastika or is it an opening flower bud?

Take a square piece of paper and draw or fold the diagonals. Cut a quarter of each diagonal from each corner towards the centre. Bend, without folding, every other corner just across the centre and pin the four corners and the centre together. Add a small holed stone at the back and pin on a stick. You will get exactly this shape. Hold the contraption in the wind to make the paper rotate. Do this 100 times with different colours of paper and you will get a festive decoration.

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Re: Akbar dam. Mangarh type
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2013, 02:02:45 PM »
Nice find Abhishek.

What is weight ?

The symbol is not matching with Swastik IMO.


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Re: Akbar dam. Mangarh type
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2013, 02:29:23 PM »
It actually could be and the die was just coarsely cut. As with many of these things a review of a number of examples is needed before conclusions can be drawn. The bringing to general attention such an example is a great start for an exploration.