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Akbar, Dam, Urdu zafar Qarin, Dateless
« on: April 14, 2019, 04:50:11 PM »
Hi,
Recently got this Dam. This UZQ dam is apparently dateless.

Obv: Urdu Zafar Qarin
Rev: Zarb Falus
This is a quite big flan coin with diameter 25.6 mm
Wt : 20.42 gm

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Saikat

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Re: Akbar, Dam, Urdu zafar Qarin, Dateless
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2019, 01:58:13 PM »
These large dateless UZQ dams were often struck on former Suri paisas and were likely in use before 985 AH
They are scarcer than UZQ dams dated "alif"(1000 AH)  and Ilahi series.

Did you notice the large unusual characters following the word "falus"? they are the diacritical urdu signs "zabar" & "pesh" of the word "falus"most often (not to say always") omitted on coins.
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Re: Akbar, Dam, Urdu zafar Qarin, Dateless
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2019, 02:28:03 PM »
Many thanks sir. Learned a new thing. I was wondering about the un-accountable characters!
The flan is so big, it appears a Suri flan. On the other hand, I could not find any trace of overstricking. Wit 20.42 gm weight, there is no chance of any text being rubbed out.
I have a feeling that they used unused blank flans from Suri period.
Thanks again,
Saikat