Akbar, 1/2 Dam (Nisfi), Fatehpur, KM# 22.9

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Akbar (AH 963-1014, 1556-1605 AD), Copper 1/2 Dam (Nisfi),
Wt  : 9.25 gms
Dia  : 17.1 mm
Mint: Fathpur Dar al Sultanate Mint
Date: AH 987,
Ref  :KM# 22.9
The coin is not in great shape but readable and pretty scarce.



One of your signature great photos, Saikat. Congratulations on finding such a difficult piece. Having walked around the ruins of Akbar's palace in Fatehpur Sikri, this coin evokes memories for me. I asked our guide if it was known where the mint was. He took me to one of the smaller buildings. Jan Lingen said it wasn't there, because there is no smoke channel, but since I saw nothing better, I like to think I was at the birthplace of this coin. :)

An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.


The mint of Fathepur is said to have been located in Karkhanas building (East of the Diwan e-khas) in which were gathered workshops.
Here is the today entrance of this large building (not open for visit it seems)
"All I know is that I know nothing" (Socrates)


The word 'Karkhana' means Factory or workshop.

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