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Offline LeandroMagno

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Square coin - Prob. India - Help please
« on: April 16, 2011, 06:50:30 PM »
No minimun idea about this one. Sorry if pics are upside down.
Diameter is 21 mm
Weight is 11.5 g

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Re: Square coin - Prob. India - Help please
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2011, 07:50:41 PM »
Islamic Token?

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Re: Square coin - Prob. India - Help please
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2011, 10:04:18 PM »
Today I have collected just a similar item... I think this is a token of the time of Emperor Akbar... One side of this has Kalima with names of four kaliphs on four corner... I guess as I am not an expert...
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Re: Square coin - Prob. India - Help please
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2011, 07:40:19 PM »
Great help! I am trying to find similar coins to compare with these. What about diameter and weight of yours?

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Re: Square coin - Prob. India - Help please
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2011, 10:10:27 PM »
This is a Muslim religious token or amulet based on a mohur of Akbar (see KM type 119). This type was not minted in silver and very popular with the people as it bears the names of the first four Calips in the corner and the Kalima or Shahada in the center.

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Re: Square coin - Prob. India - Help please
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2011, 03:34:14 AM »
Thanks Oesho. Do you know any range of years for that token?

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« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2011, 06:34:30 AM »
But Oesho, my one is silver... Not sure about the purity... But silver... It is tested with two independent jewllers...

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Re: Square coin - Prob. India - Help please
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2011, 10:26:22 AM »
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But Oesho, my one is silver... Not sure about the purity... But silver... It is tested with two independent jewllers...
In my reply, 'that the Muslim religious tokens or amulets were based on the gold mohur of Akbar (see KM type 119)', I mentioned that "this type was not minted in silver". I meant to say that the type of KM#119 was not struck in silver for currency purpose. Nevertheless it was extensively copied in silver and base metals as a religious token or amulet.
By imitating a gold-type coin in base metal the producer of it could not be accused of counterfeiting, as such a coin didn't exist for currency.
This phenomenon is also observed with the 19-san coinage of the British East India Company, were they also copied the mohur for jewellers or advertisement tokens. 


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Re: Square coin - Prob. India - Help please
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2011, 10:33:30 AM »
Yap... I got it

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