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Akbarabad Paisa in name of Shah Alam II or Md. Akbar II.
« on: December 24, 2020, 10:05:52 PM »
Hello everybody...!!! 
I found this coin in a lot of Ancient Indian Coins... among them were IPS - Indian Princely States...  this coin, however, puzzled me... I couldn't find anything similar on Zeno... but then again, unfortunately, I can't read the text on it... so maybe that's why...
Here's what I know about this coin:  Weight - 6.1g / Metal - Copper / Size - 16-19mm
Please help in ID-ing this coin, thank you in advance and Happy Holidays...!!!  :))

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Re: What could it be...?!?!
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2020, 10:20:02 PM »
This can be found under Mughal Issues in KM, KM#549.2 (Akbarabad)
Amit will be more expert than I to tell you if it should be listed under Mughal Issues in KM or if it should be elsewhere in the catalogue. :-\
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Re: What could it be...?!?!
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2020, 11:17:04 PM »
Thank you andyg...!!!  After your reply, I searched Zeno again with the "Mughal" in the title with various weights and sizes... and I got about 6 pages of results... the very last one had coin like mine... here is link:  https://www.zeno.ru/showphoto.php?photo=151490
so, thank you again... =))

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Re: What could it be...?!?!
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2020, 11:48:37 PM »
Great id, andyg, especially since you're equally well versed in coin of other areas.

Peter
« Last Edit: December 25, 2020, 11:05:52 AM by Figleaf »
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Re: What could it be...?!?!
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2020, 11:59:37 PM »
I notice on Zeno - Oesho has the same question about the attribution of these coins to Akbarabad....  I'm doing something right :)
« Last Edit: December 25, 2020, 12:20:48 AM by andyg »
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Re: What could it be...?!?!
« Reply #5 on: December 25, 2020, 06:53:45 AM »
These would be more likely some IPS issues and not purely issues minted while the mint was under Mughal control. I believe that even the attribution to Akbarabad is a tentative one since most coins do not show mint name on them.

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Re: What could it be...?!?!
« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2020, 10:21:49 AM »
"All I know is that I know nothing" (Socrates)

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Re: What could it be...?!?!
« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2020, 11:56:32 PM »
Also found this result  https://www.zeno.ru/showphoto.php?photo=151971 ... but it is significantly underweight comparing to my specimen, above...  however, the details are very much alike...

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Re: Akbarabad Paisa in name of Shah Alam II or Md. Akbar II.
« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2020, 05:40:03 AM »
Found one in my collection.
Attributed to Shah Alam  II
Wt :7.72g
Akbarabad mint, AH 12xx, spearhead mintmark on reverse,
Ref: KM# 549.2

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Re: Akbarabad Paisa in name of Shah Alam II or Md. Akbar II.
« Reply #9 on: December 27, 2020, 06:57:35 AM »
Is the mint name readable on your coin?

Peter
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Re: Akbarabad Paisa in name of Shah Alam II or Md. Akbar II.
« Reply #10 on: December 27, 2020, 07:15:47 AM »
Nope! The mint mark points to Akbarabad.
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