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Anonymous coin of Mughal Emperor Humayun: 939 AH, Lahore mint
« on: January 06, 2009, 08:23:07 AM »
I can see the date AH 930 or 939?. Is it a coin of the Mughal Empire or one of the Islamic Sultanates? The dia is 15mm and weight is 8.69g.
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Re: AH 930 - Please help identify this coin.
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2009, 03:42:10 PM »
This looks like an anonymous falus from the reign of Mughal emperor Humayun, dated 939 AH, Lahore mint.

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Re: AH 930 - Please help identify this coin.
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2009, 08:40:35 PM »
Digital enhancements are evil when selling coins but I think OK for the sake of reading.
As for AH 939, so much for linear numbering!
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Re: Anonymous coin of Mughal Emperor Humayun: 939 AH, Lahore mint
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2009, 05:39:12 AM »
Richie, that was fantastic work. I was confused on the date because there is a dot to the right of the 3 and the 9 was a little below and to the right of the 3. However now the picture is quite clear. Thanks once again.
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Re: Anonymous coin of Mughal Emperor Humayun: 939 AH, Lahore mint
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2009, 05:49:02 AM »
Our Overlord made the call (I bow to him reverently), but thanks for your appreciation! Anytime Amit.

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Re: Anonymous coin of Mughal Emperor Humayun: 939 AH, Lahore mint
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2009, 08:09:26 AM »
Richie, I forgot to salute Overlord for his help. As I had mentioned in one of my earlier posts, I have really learnt a lot from following the discussions on the forum and the senior members have been a great source of inspiration. I used to collect coins - actually hoard them. I tried to get help from so called local experts in Ahmedabad as well as Delhi and Mumbai and all that I could get is the identification of the coin - Name of king or ruler and mint. Even this was with great difficulty. In fact I suceeded only with my Mughal coins (and that too, I am not sure whether the identification is accurate). But no one was there to teach how to read the coins. On this forum I have seen knowledge being imparted liberaly. In fact this has increased my interest in the hobby manyfold. I hope and pray that may the tribe of the teachers on this forum increase. It will benifit many like me who are interested in the hobby but are not able to proceed due to lack of knowledge and guidance.
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Re: Anonymous coin of Mughal Emperor Humayun: 939 AH, Lahore mint
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2009, 10:56:49 AM »
That's fantastic to hear, asm. That's exactly how the forum was meant to be: a source of inspiration and a medium for the exchange of knowledge. We are all learning for fun here.

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Re: Anonymous coin of Mughal Emperor Humayun: 939 AH, Lahore mint
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2009, 11:55:59 AM »
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Re: Anonymous coin of Mughal Emperor Humayun: 939 AH, Lahore mint
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2009, 04:32:12 PM »
Thanks gentlemen.

The second image is actually the obverse. The complete inscription is

Obv Zarb Lahore Dar al Khilafat (Struck at the Seat of Leadership/Rule, Lahore)
Rev Fleuron above and below, Fi Tarikh 939 (At the date 939)
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