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Akbar, 1/2 Dam, AH962, Narnol mint
« on: November 13, 2008, 08:13:39 AM »
I think I see part of "Falus" on the side I have labelled as obverse. Couldn't make out anything on the reverse. Do we have enough inscription on the coin to identify it  ???

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Re: Unidentified coin with Persian inscription
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2008, 12:50:27 PM »
This seems a fractional dam of Akbar. The obverse shows Zarb Falus. The mintname above is off the flan, but it could well be an issue of Narnol mint (see also the coin you posted recently).
The reverse is depicted about up-side-down. When you turn it you will see a date on the bottom line ending with a 2 (for 962, this looks odd as Akbar started in 963, but this date occurs very often on Akbar copper coins of this mint, perhaps an error for 966).

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Re: Unidentified coin with Persian inscription
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2008, 01:54:28 PM »
Thanks a ton, Oesho. I rotated the reverse 180 degrees and can now see part of Arabic "2" at the bottom. After reading your reply, I checked W.H. Valentine's The Copper Coins of India and and indeed found Akbar coins that look similar to the one I have posted. Mr. Valentine also lists an Akbar dam minted at Narnol dated 962 AH (volume II, p. 258, no. 3)! I think mine could be a Damri (1/8 Dam) or a Damra (1/4) as the weight is approximately 3-5 grams. At around 10 grams, 1/2 Dam would be too heavy.

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Re: Unidentified coin with Persian inscription
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2008, 02:16:55 PM »
I have almost an identical coin identified as Akbar's quarter dam.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/31923595@N04/3005785930/

Not sure about the mint.

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Mahesh

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Re: Unidentified coin with Persian inscription
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2008, 02:53:01 PM »
Dear Mahesh, the reverse of your coin need to be rotated 90 clockwise.

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Re: Akbar, 1/2 Dam, AH962 Narnol mint
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2011, 05:11:32 AM »
Mass=9.7 g

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Re: Akbar, 1/2 Dam, AH962, Narnol mint
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2011, 04:40:06 PM »
See this one which is very similar.

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Re: Akbar, 1/2 Dam, AH962, Narnol mint
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2019, 02:39:12 PM »
Akbar half dam/Nisfi. Weight 10.07 grams, AH966
Mint Narnol?