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Akbar. Rupee, mint off - attributed to Bang.
« on: December 23, 2009, 04:53:00 PM »
Please help attribute this coin which is a coin of Akbar. Is the 'Anchor' sort of mark seen that of Lahore?
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Re: Akbar, Please help attribute
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2009, 11:43:07 PM »
I can't help you Amit. 
But I love the coin.  I think that Akbar's designers did an incredible job matching the calligraphy and layout to express the Power of the Emperor.
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Re: Akbar, Please help attribute
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2009, 10:27:41 AM »
This coin was sold to me as being a coin from Bhakkar. However after taking it home, I tried and tried but could not find a mint name. May be this is one of Akbar's mintless veraity rupee? Does the mint mark described by Liddle as being an 'Anchor' (at around 9 o'clock on the obverse or left immage) help point to any specific mint?

Please help.

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Re: Akbar, Please help attribute
« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2009, 04:56:10 PM »
It's not a mintless type, but the mint is unfortunately off the flan. Attribution therefore becomes rather difficult, unless a similar coin with the same mintmark is found. Unfortunately I didn't observe a coin with this particular mark among the coins in cllection.

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Re: Akbar Rupee, mintless type
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2010, 04:43:33 AM »
Here are two more examples with this mint mark. The mint name is, unfortunately, off the flan on these too.

http://www.indiacoingallery.com/images/auction3/img057_up.jpg
http://www.indiacoingallery.com/images/auction5/img042_up.jpg

The dealer notes:
"probably a Bengal Mint, a nice mint mark representing a ship with mast on obv" and
"new mint mark resembling to a boat and looks like Shri in Bangla on obv"

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Re: Akbar Rupee, mint off
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2010, 10:30:31 AM »
Overlord,
I bow to thee. The coins are quite similar. Alas, none of them have the mint name on them. What a pity. I am enlarging the mint mark below.

On the second image (of the area around 5 O'clock on the left image), is it the 8 of the date that is seen? (ref: the second image referd to Overlord above.)

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Re: Akbar Rupee, mint off
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2010, 01:41:45 AM »
I had posted this coin also on Zeno and there was an interesting discussion on this coin with comments from Oesho, Noman Nasir and Nicholas Rhodes.

Last week I picked up another similar coin with a clear date. Will try to post it soon. What I had marked in the picture above is definately a part of the date and would be 98X where X=6 as I understand from the discussion on Zeno ?

Most coins of Akbar are well and deeply struck. however, these coins seem to have a fairly deep striking.

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Re: Akbar Rupee, mint off
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2010, 07:18:49 AM »
Here is a second similar coin that I have managed to pick up. The date is clearly seen I can read 98 but the last letter is a bit weak.

I noticed that the date on these coins are weakly struck as compared to the other parts of the coin. So was the die prepared and the date engraved later?



Another thing that i noticed was that the coins are all well centered........

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Re: Akbar Rupee, mint off
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2010, 06:19:30 PM »
That last coin is especially nice. It looks like it was struck yesterday. The date could indeed have been engraved later, but the relative shallowness of the figures is not conclusive evidence. If you come across a coin of this type where the date runs into the lettering, chances are that it was engraved separately.

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Re: Akbar Rupee, mint off
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2010, 04:49:57 PM »
Is the date AH 984?

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Re: Akbar Rupee, mint off
« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2010, 09:41:05 PM »
I presume the date is AH986.