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Delhi Sultanate, Islam Shah Suri, Mint less, Paisa
« on: November 01, 2015, 11:15:58 AM »
Hi,
 Attaching a mintless paisa of Islam Shah Suri. It;s attribution was also wrong in the auction catalogue.
However the presence of the knot mint mark indicates it to be either of D1055 or D1057. Can anyone please confirm the exact reference.
Date:  AH 959
Weight    :19.64g
Diameter :22.56mm
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Saikat
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Re: Delhi Sultanate, Islam Shah Suri, Mint less, Paisa
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2015, 03:20:02 PM »
Difference apparently is whether the tail of wa of the words  al wathiq is not elongated across uprights of other letters, I think yours maybe D1055
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Re: Delhi Sultanate, Islam Shah Suri, Mint less, Paisa
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2015, 04:48:31 AM »
Hi,
Thank you for the confirmation.
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Re: Delhi Sultanate, Islam Shah Suri, Mint less, Paisa
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2016, 05:08:06 AM »
Hi,
I was checking the coin and found a cross on the top of the first picture. G&G does not mentioned the same for D1055.
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Re: Delhi Sultanate, Islam Shah Suri, Mint less, Paisa
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2016, 12:05:23 PM »
I'm surprised I did not notice that myself although it's very clear on the coin, I've looked in G/G and it's also visible in the plate coin
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Re: Delhi Sultanate, Islam Shah Suri, Mint less, Paisa
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2016, 01:40:55 PM »
That's interesting. I checked the text only and they did not mentioned the cross either. Now I can also see the cross. I found the reference of the cross ultimately in Nelson Wright (type 1384, mint mark 77).
Thanks for the help.
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Re: Delhi Sultanate, Islam Shah Suri, Mint less, Paisa
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2016, 04:09:21 PM »
Possibly it was the first time the die cutter used the cross mintmark  because it carried straight on into Adil Shah's coins the following year
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Re: Delhi Sultanate, Islam Shah Suri, Mint less, Paisa
« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2019, 02:21:24 PM »
Another one though not as good as Saikat's.
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Re: Delhi Sultanate, Islam Shah Suri, Mint less, Paisa
« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2019, 03:49:23 PM »
On yours, most of the cross is off the flan, but once you know where it is, you can the extremities of two arms. It looks like a European heraldic croix urdée, a pointy-headed cross, symbol of a castle or city wall.

However, I suspect that in this case, its origin is something else, since this symbol is rarely used. I think it may rather be derived from a common European typographical mark known as obelisk. They would vary in shape with the font used and the preferences of the printer. An obelisk (like an asterisk) is typically used in old books as a footnote marker, instead of a number.

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