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Mughal, Akbar - Dar al Sultanat, Ahmedabad
« on: April 05, 2009, 03:43:39 AM »
I post below three coins which I believe are of the Mughal Emperor Akbar issued from Ahmedabad AH 994. Please help confirm attribution.
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Re: Mughal, Akbar - Ahmedabad?
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2009, 03:45:07 AM »
The second coin AH 997.
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Re: Mughal, Akbar - Ahmedabad?
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2009, 03:46:28 AM »
... and the third AH 997
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Re: Mughal, Akbar - Ahmedabad?
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2009, 08:45:12 PM »
In fact on all three coins, the mint is off the flan, but in style and fabric the compare favourable with the coins of Ahmadabad. See other Akbar square rupees

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Re: Mughal, Akbar - Ahmedabad?
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2009, 06:54:25 AM »
Oesho,
Thanks a lot for the confirmation of the mint and the link to the other coins. It has helped solve some more puzzles for me. However I have two more questions:
A) Is the date on the First coin 994 or 995?
B) Are all 3 coins similar? If I am correct, the incription on the first coin is vertically upwards while in the other two it is slanting.
Please help.
The coins on the link are amazing.
Amit
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Re: Mughal, Akbar - Ahmedabad?
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2009, 12:23:39 PM »
A) Is the date on the First coin 994 or 995?
The date is 995.
B) Are all 3 coins similar? If I am correct, the incription on the first coin is vertically upwards while in the other two it is slanting.
If you keep the coins in the same position, they show the same slightly slanting inscription. Moreover the decorations in between the inscription are the most important indications that they belong to one and the same mint.

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Re: Mughal, Akbar - Ahmedabad?
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2009, 01:48:13 PM »
Oesho,
Thank you for the information provided. These coins can be attributed as KM#82.1 Dar-al-Sultanate, Ahmedabad, with the mint name off flan. Am I correct?
Thank you also for helping read the date correctly.
Amit
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