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Offline drnsreedhar

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Posting a 2.2gms AE coin. Obv:Ilahi, (date off flan) /(A)ban.
Rev:Tanga Akbar shahi/shanzdaham hiza (one sixteenth part)
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Re: Jalal ud din Muhammad Akbar, Tanga series, AE 1/16 Tanga, Ilahi Aban
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2019, 01:54:08 PM »
Do I understand correctly that this coin has a month but not a year?

Your first picture suffered from colour inversion (making lower parts seem high and vice versa). Your overlay repaired that and added clarity. Thank you!

Peter
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Re: Jalal ud din Muhammad Akbar, Tanga series, AE 1/16 Tanga, Ilahi Aban
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2019, 02:54:21 PM »
The hissa coins are an important part of the copper coinage of Akbar. We know that in ilahi 44, Akbar introduced a 40gms copper coin as Tanka. The hissa coins are fractions of that Tanka. Hissa literally mean 'part'. So the 20gms coin becomes 'Nim tanka' or half tanka. The lower denomination is written as 'Part' of Tanka. Hence half dam or 10gms piece becomes 'Chahram Hissa Tanka Akbarshahi' or '4th part of Akbar's Tanka', the quarter dam or 5gms piece becomes ' Hatam Hissa Tanka Akbarshahi' or 'Eighth Part of Akbar's Tanka' . Similarly the Damri or 2.5gms coins becomes 'Shanzdaham Hissa Tanka Akbarshahi' or '16th part of Akbar's Tanka'. There is a still a yet smaller fraction known called 'Si wa dom hissa Tanka Akbarshahi' or '32nd part of Akbar's Tanka'. For the Shanzdaham hissa in particular, there are Mintless and ones with mint specially Delhi mint. The Mintless ones are more difficult to get.
I post a set of Chahram, Hastam and Shanzdaham hissa for members
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Re: Jalal ud din Muhammad Akbar, Tanga series, AE 1/16 Tanga, Ilahi Aban
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2019, 09:36:16 AM »
Wonderful additions Dr.Abhishek. I am adding an overlay.
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Re: Jalal ud din Muhammad Akbar, Tanga series, AE 1/16 Tanga, Ilahi Aban
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2019, 12:06:29 PM »
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Re: Jalal ud din Muhammad Akbar, Tanga series, AE 1/16 Tanga, Ilahi Aban
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2019, 01:17:23 PM »
Do I understand correctly that this coin has a month but not a year?
Peter
The Ilahi date is there to the right of "ilahi", but has gone out of flan.

And thank you for the last post.
Dr.Sreedhar