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Akbar Damra Ilahi 33 , no mint
« on: December 10, 2014, 08:40:06 AM »
4,78g / with  denomination : "damra / Ilahi 33"
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Re: Akbar Damra Ilahi 33 , no mint
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2014, 12:11:39 PM »
Well preserved  fractional copper coin , could be Allahabas ( Allahabad) ?


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Re: Akbar Damra Ilahi 33 , no mint
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2014, 01:34:59 PM »
No, dear Coinsforever, it isn't Allahabad / Ilahabas ; this coin is one of the few issues of Akbar which bear it's denomination in full letters.
The other is a "damri" (in full letters too), both coins are only known for Ilahi 33 / ref Brown 1150.
The damra is more common than the "damri" (I have never seen one).

 An extremely rare single half dam of Srinagar mint, with the word "nim dam", is said to exist.   
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Re: Akbar Damra Ilahi 33 , no mint
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2014, 11:44:46 AM »
No, dear Coinsforever, it isn't Allahabad / Ilahabas ; this coin is one of the few issues of Akbar which bear it's denomination in full letters.
The other is a "damri" (in full letters too), both coins are only known for Ilahi 33 / ref Brown 1150.
The damra is more common than the "damri" (I have never seen one).

 An extremely rare single half dam of Srinagar mint, with the word "nim dam", is said to exist.

Thanks for enlightening the subject further , the information shared  is really valuable for reference.

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Re: Akbar Damra Ilahi 33 , no mint
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2014, 04:32:52 PM »
Interesting little coin saro, I think it might be quite scarse as I've not seen one like it
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Re: Akbar Damra Ilahi 33 , no mint
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2014, 06:51:03 PM »
I think it might be quite scarse as I've not seen one like it
Yes, it is somewhat scarce in good grade.
Fractions of dams bearing their denomination are all rare, I have gathered them (from Valentine p.187 and Zeno):
- "nisfi" (1/2 dam) /Val 556-557-558
- "damra" /Val 560
- "damri" /Val 559
- "jital" /Zeno : http://www.zeno.ru/showphoto.php?photo=130982
and in addition, the "robaï" attributed to Akbar's reign, you published recently and which is, may be, unique
- "robaï" (quarter) /Zeno : http://www.zeno.ru/showphoto.php?photo=115795
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