Akbar, 1/2 Dam, Mint: Alwar, AH 967, KM#22.??

Started by asm, October 27, 2009, 02:51:34 PM

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asm

Is this also Akbar, Narnol? Could some one please confirm the date as AH 967.
Amit
"It Is Better To Light A Candle Than To Curse The Darkness"

Overlord

I agree with your observation regarding the year. The mint name seems to read Alwar.

asm

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Overlord,
Thanks for the confirmation.

Edit on 1 Nov 09: Coin weight is 10.4g. Hence a Half Dam or NISFI.
Amit
"It Is Better To Light A Candle Than To Curse The Darkness"

asm

Quote from: Overlord on October 27, 2009, 03:05:29 PM
I agree with your observation regarding the year. The mint name seems to read Alwar.
I have been confused by this attribution. Alwar did mint Dams in the times of Akbar. The years recorded by Liddle are 965, 967, 968 - 73, 976 & 977 (Type C-1). However in the older Standard catalogue od South Asian Coins or on the website of Numismaster I did not find a listing of a single fractional dam from Alwar. Even Liddle does not list them. The weight of my coin is within the range of the NISFI or 1/2 Dam. So would this be an unlisted mint or is there an error in reading the mint?
Amit
"It Is Better To Light A Candle Than To Curse The Darkness"

Rangnath

You are making an interesting observation Amit.  Perhaps there are fewer fractional coppers published?
richie

asm

Richie,

The Nisfi or 1/2 Dam of Akbar as listed by Liddle for coins with dates either in neumerals or persian words as well as mint name are Agra, Ahmedabad, Akbarpur Tanda, Awadh, Bahraich, Baitata, Dogaon, Fatehpur, Gorakhpur, Gwalior, Hazrat Delhi, Hissar-Firoza, Kalpi, Lahore, Lakhnau, Narnol & Quannauj. There are other series of coins which are undated coins w/o mint names, coins w/o mint names but having dates and coins of Ujjain & Kashmir listed under different sub-headings.

The list on Numismaster includes, besides most mints listed by Liddle, Burhanabad, Ahmadnagar, Ujjain & Quannauj in the same list; though some mints from Liddle's list are not mentioned by KM.

This would definately show that fractional Dams of Akbar were not always minted by mints which minted Dams and also the fact that the coins were not as widely used as the Dams in those days.

Amit
"It Is Better To Light A Candle Than To Curse The Darkness"

Rangnath

YIKES!  This is rather sophisticated.  Dam, I am a Liddle behind the times!  :D
richie

asm

Quote from: Rangnath on November 17, 2009, 12:11:31 AM
YIKES!  This is rather sophisticated.  Dam, I am a Liddle behind the times!  :D
richie
Nice. P(F)UN to read it.
I had put this up to find out a little more on the coins of these times. Hope I can get a clarification.
Amit
"It Is Better To Light A Candle Than To Curse The Darkness"

Rangnath


asm

Oesho has also attributed this coin to Alwar on Zeno. Is this an unlisted mint for Nisfi?

Amit
"It Is Better To Light A Candle Than To Curse The Darkness"

Oesho

Quote from: asm on January 14, 2010, 05:42:29 PM
Is this an unlisted mint for Nisfi?

Amit
No, it is listed under KM#22.16

asm

Oesho,

Thank you for the information.

Amit
"It Is Better To Light A Candle Than To Curse The Darkness"

asm

Quote from: Oesho on January 18, 2010, 11:41:13 AM
No, it is listed under KM#22.16

Dear Oesho,

KM#22.16 is a Nisfi of Narnol on Numismaster. Type 22 lists 21 mints from 22.1 to 22.21. However, I did not find any reference for 22.13 & 22,19. Is Alwar one of them?

KM#22.17 is Qunauj
KM#22.18 is Ahmadabad.
KM#22.20 is Ahmadnagar
KM#22.21 is Ujjain

Amit
"It Is Better To Light A Candle Than To Curse The Darkness"

Oesho

QuoteKM#22.16 is a Nisfi of Narnol on Numismaster.
Yes, you are right, I don't know feom where I got this number.
I haven't so far used Numismaster (don't know how) and can't say much about the other catalogue numbers.
As you know, I hate KM-numbers, but they seems so far the best of the worst.