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Humayun- Fateh Champaner
« on: August 05, 2020, 11:05:08 PM »
Hi guys,
Here is a significant piece of history! Humayun's conquest of Gujarat is an important milestone inMughal history! The pursuit of Bahadur I, the sultan of Gujarat brought Humayun to the impregnable fortress of Champaner. Humayun took a very treacherous route to a less guarded part of the garrison and managed to capture Champaner on the first week of Safar 942AH (1st-7th August 1535). He minted copper coins exclaiming the conquest of Champaner! These coins are rare and found in Gujarat sultan weight standard.
Obverse- Zarb Fateh Champaner
reverse- Fi tarikh sanah 942
« Last Edit: August 05, 2020, 11:29:17 PM by abhinumis »
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Re: Humayun- Fateh Champaner
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2020, 10:36:56 AM »
Hi,
This must be struck for a very short time, showing its rarity ! I join my coin of the same year but with different legend.
Wt:  9.0 g
Dia: 15.80 mm,
Champanir Mint, AH 942.
Ref: G&G G404
zarb shahr-i-mukkaram / fi tarikh 942 Champanir
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Re: Humayun- Fateh Champaner
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2020, 10:06:58 AM »
The second coin is a different type. A Bahloli standard coin (a standard used under Babur and Humayun 1st reign only under the Mughals). The coin posted by Abhishek is of the local Gujarat Standard 1 1/2 Dokda standard.

This is also a rare coin.

Amit
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Re: Humayun- Fateh Champaner
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2020, 04:35:52 AM »
On second thoughts, I'd venture to stick my neck out and say that this is a 80 Rati, Gujarat Standard Falus and not a Bahloli. It may have been a co-incidence that the weight of a Bahloli and the 80 Rati falus were almost the same.
My case is that when there is a known 1 1/2 Falus (which is not a Mughal Standard coin in those times) why would the smaller denomination be some other type? 1/2 Falus at around 4.4 g are also known.

Comments & suggestions welcome.

Amit
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Re: Humayun- Fateh Champaner
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2020, 07:56:57 AM »
If so, would that be a discovery coin?

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Re: Humayun- Fateh Champaner
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2020, 09:49:49 AM »
Peter, no. It would not be a discovery coin as the coins are known. It is just about getting people around to accept certain facts which have somehow been avoided. Once this mind set is changed, a lot of pending attributions, especially in early Mughal numismatics could be solved.

Amit
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