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Offline saro

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Akbar, half tanka (dam) of Kalanur mint / Ilahi 37 - mihr
« on: February 11, 2018, 06:38:54 PM »
20,5g / dated Ilahi 37 / month : mihr
with full mint and date; not yet on WoC :)
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Re: Akbar, half tanka (dam) of Kalanur mint / Ilahi 37 - mihr
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2018, 07:12:53 PM »
good find! I'm not familiar with that mint at all so must be quite rare?
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Re: Akbar, half tanka (dam) of Kalanur mint / Ilahi 37 - mihr
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2018, 09:00:59 PM »
Yes Vic, it sn't a common mint...
(it isn't a recent find, I have this coin for many years)
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Re: Akbar, half tanka (dam) of Kalanur mint / Ilahi 37 - mihr
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2018, 03:40:03 PM »
Coins of this mint are known but are extremely difficult to find. Congratulations saro.

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Re: Akbar, half tanka (dam) of Kalanur mint / Ilahi 37 - mihr
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2018, 04:56:02 PM »
Thank you Amit  :)
This mint is missing from old catalogs (Wright, Brown, Whitehead) so that from the "Mint towns of the mughal Emperors of India" by Singhal / 1953.
Dams could have been struck at Kalanur (or Kalanaur) for only few months in year "Ilahi 37" /1000 AH; at least  Shahrewar, Mihr, Di  and Isfandarmuz exist (6th, 7th, 10th & 12th )
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Re: Akbar, half tanka (dam) of Kalanur mint / Ilahi 37 - mihr
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2018, 06:55:30 PM »
Very nice coin and thanks for the education.

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Re: Akbar, half tanka (dam) of Kalanur mint / Ilahi 37 - mihr
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2018, 11:10:12 PM »
Thank you... I think that coins have been struck here for an historical reason.
Kalanaur represents a special memory for Akbar : he was at Kalanaur when, at the age of 14, he learnt the death of his father Humayun, and it's here that he has been crowned as emperor by Bairam Khan;  it could be the reason why coins have been struck for a while in this symbolic year 1000 AH.
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Re: Akbar, half tanka (dam) of Kalanur mint / Ilahi 37 - mihr
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2018, 02:20:05 AM »
Hi Bernard  sir,
An excellent coin. I have a couple of coins of this mint. I therefore add Amardad also as a month in ilahi 37 minting Kalanur dams
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Re: Akbar, half tanka (dam) of Kalanur mint / Ilahi 37 - mihr
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2018, 08:58:09 AM »
I have a couple of coins of this mint. I therefore add Amardad also as a month in ilahi 37 minting Kalanur dams
Thank you for your addition  :)
Thus months 5 - 6 - 7 - 10 & 12 are known; Aban, Azar and Bahman should appear to complete the series of 8 last ones... may be the earlier months also exist  ???
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