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Shah Jahan, AE Dam, AH104(5?), RY 8, Dehli
« on: July 15, 2018, 07:08:00 AM »
Shah Jahan, AE Dam, AH104(5?), RY 8, Dehli


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Re: Shah Jahan, AE Dam, AH104(5?), RY 8, Dehli
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2018, 03:26:50 PM »
Nice bold strike!
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Re: Shah Jahan, AE Dam, AH104(5?), RY 8, Dehli
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2018, 04:30:55 PM »
This one leaves no doubt that the reading must be top to bottom (with the Shah at top and Jah(an) in the bottom) as is assumed by Arthur and Tariq and not bottom to top as has been the convention.

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Re: Shah Jahan, AE Dam, AH104(5?), RY 8, Dehli
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2018, 04:55:35 PM »
This one leaves no doubt that the reading must be top to bottom (with the Shah at top and Jah(an) in the bottom) as is assumed by Arthur and Tariq and not bottom to top as has been the convention.

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Interesting observation. But wouldn't that vary from coin to coin, like "Jahangir" is usually bottom to top, as is "Shah Jahan" on the Ujjain coppers?

On this one, it would be top-bottom-middle (Shahjahani: Shah-Jahan-ye).

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Re: Shah Jahan, AE Dam, AH104(5?), RY 8, Dehli
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2018, 05:03:47 PM »
Interesting observation. But wouldn't that vary from coin to coin, like "Jahangir" is usually bottom to top, as is "Shah Jahan" on the Ujjain coppers?
Well yes. I believe that for Silvers, it was mostly a norm that the rulers name appears on top (of course there are exceptions) but the coins have always been transliterated bottom to top.

On this one, it would be top-bottom-middle (Shahjahani: Shah-Jahan-ye).
I would credit that to poetic license.

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