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Akbar, Dam, Lakhnau
« on: July 07, 2018, 06:53:34 AM »
Hi,
Attaching a dam of Lakhnau from early part of his reign. To the best of my ability, I think, this bears the legend "sarkar" which is a bit scarce. Also in the reverse side (2nd image) is that a cross sign or just a decoration?
Weight 20.15 gm.
Ref: KM# 28.36
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Saikat
« Last Edit: July 07, 2018, 07:47:13 AM by Saikat »

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Re: Akbar, Dam, Lakhnau
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2018, 10:02:25 AM »
A classy picture once more, Saikat. Can't comment on the text, but there are plenty others who can. The element just left of centre is not a Christian Democrat parliamentarian ... oops, thoughts drifting. I think it is a flower with four petals. Yes, I realise Akbar had a Christian wife, but she didn't decide what was on the coins.

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Re: Akbar, Dam, Lakhnau
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2018, 05:44:06 PM »
I am not too sure of the attribution to Lakhnau............... Would request some one to please confirm the reading.

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Re: Akbar, Dam, Lakhnau
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2018, 07:04:33 PM »
The first image is upside down. Oriented correctly, you can see "Zarb Lakhn...".

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Re: Akbar, Dam, Lakhnau
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2018, 04:55:58 AM »
Yes. Now I see it. Thanks a ton, overlord.

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Re: Akbar, Dam, Lakhnau
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2018, 05:05:25 AM »
Thanks a ton. Extremely sorry for the mistake in the image. This correction also makes more sense to me.
Now my question is this coin is Khitta or Sarkar as most of the epithet is out of flan?
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Re: Akbar, Dam, Lakhnau
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2018, 08:14:10 AM »
The coin is a sarkar/Khitta Lucknow type. The epithet is written on the top above falus which is completely off flan here.
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Re: Akbar, Dam, Lakhnau
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2018, 08:22:33 AM »
Many thanks sir.
Saikat