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Mughal Empire: Akbar I (1556-1605) AR Rupee, Lahore Mint (KM#93.11)

Obv: الله اکبر جل جلاله; Allahu Akbar Jalle Jalalahu (God is Greatest; His Glory is Great)
Rev: الهی خرداد ٤١ ضرب لاهور; Ilahi Khurdad 41 zarb Lahore (Ilahi Khurdad 41; Struck at Lahore)

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Re: Mughal Empire: Akbar I (1556-1605) AR Rupee, Lahore Mint (KM#93.11)
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2014, 01:22:23 PM »
Beautifull calligraphy and decorative floral elements. I was a bit surprized to see Lahore as originating mint. I mainly have coins from pre-mughal times. In these the issues by Lahore mint are usally a bit formal and squarish. This is a nice contrast with that previous style.

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Re: Mughal Empire: Akbar I (1556-1605) AR Rupee, Lahore Mint (KM#93.11)
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2014, 01:39:25 PM »
Thanks Anthony.  I mainly avoided Mughal coins in general, but the calligraphy on these coins are just beautiful.  Caved in a few months ago.  Still have a few more to go, but I need to research the writings first...
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Re: Mughal Empire: Akbar I (1556-1605) AR Rupee, Lahore Mint (KM#93.11)
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2014, 03:52:24 PM »
Marvellous calligraphy ! :applause:
(just a correction : Ilahi 41 and not 31)
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Re: Mughal Empire: Akbar I (1556-1605) AR Rupee, Lahore Mint (KM#93.11)
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2014, 03:54:12 PM »
Thanks saro.  I'll fix the attribution...
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