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Author Topic: Sultans of Dehli, Muhammad bin Tughluq, Billon 10 gan,i G&G D373  (Read 118 times)

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Offline maudry

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Who can help with this one? First image is rotated to have the date read correctly but should maybe rotated 90 clock wise.
Size: 15mm
Weight: 3.30gr
« Last Edit: January 14, 2018, 07:08:34 PM by capnbirdseye »

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Re: Small copper AH722, Delhi I believe
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2018, 08:41:15 AM »
Delhi Sultanate : Muhammad bin Tughluq Shah "al-Sultan al-'adl / bin Muhammad Tughluqshah"
10 gani / G&G D373 / billon coin (high copper content)
The date 722 could be an error of engraving for 726
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Re: Small copper AH722, Delhi I believe
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2018, 11:27:49 AM »
I think perhaps it's not an error but the 6 of the date is squashed in which seems to occur on most of this type,  see my example here which is also squashed in at the end
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Re: Small copper AH722, Delhi I believe
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2018, 11:40:58 AM »
Very beautifull coin Vic ! so the date is well 726.
The "butterfly" (or alarm clock key..) letter "H" of "Shah" is very characteristic
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Re: Small copper AH722, Delhi I believe
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2018, 11:50:26 AM »
Yes, these are very attractive coins as are many of muh bin Tughluqs,  my one here appears to have a higher percentage of silver compared to maudry's example
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Re: Small copper AH722, Delhi I believe
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2018, 10:58:21 PM »
Thank you very much to both of you.
Yes it's a very nice little coin.
I have posted a larger picture of the year.
The final digit still looks more like a 2 to me but maybe it appears like that only due to the lack of space to the rim.

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Re: Muhammad bin Tughluq Shah - 10 gani / G&G D373
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2018, 11:35:55 AM »
Thakkur Pheru was very consistant with coin composition, and I would expect this coin to have a relatively high silver content, as is normal.

The fact is - one cannot judge the metal from the surface appearance, and this coin very probably just has a lot of copper encrustation - probably from adjacent corroded copper items buried with it.

Personally I would not clean such a coin, the encrustation looks nice enough and is part of its bona fides..........

Rob T