Author Topic: Sultans of Dehli, Muhammad bin Tughlaq, Copper paika, D394  (Read 1035 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Saikat

  • Moderator
  • Meritorious Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 891
    • My blog page on coins
Sultans of Dehli, Muhammad bin Tughlaq, Copper paika, D394
« on: June 04, 2017, 08:54:20 AM »
Hi,
This one is of copper (3.58 gm). One side is Muhammad bin Tughlaq. The auctioneer attributed this to D392 (copper paika of  Muhammad bin Tughlaq) with the reverse being "hasibi rabbi". However I am unable to find a matching coin in Zeno and other common source.
Can this be attributed please?
Thanks,
Saikat
« Last Edit: June 13, 2017, 11:15:50 PM by capnbirdseye »
------------------------------------
Started a blog at https://saikatscoins.blogspot.com/

Offline Rajagopal

  • Senior Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 495
Re: Attribution needed
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2017, 10:13:04 AM »
D 394

Offline Saikat

  • Moderator
  • Meritorious Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 891
    • My blog page on coins
Re: Attribution needed
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2017, 10:33:15 AM »
Hi,
Many thanks.
Saikat
------------------------------------
Started a blog at https://saikatscoins.blogspot.com/

Offline Figleaf

  • Administrator
  • Honorary Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 32 701
Re: Attribution needed
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2017, 11:06:41 AM »
Very nice sharp and well centred strike. The minter did his best on this one. It will good in your collection.

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

Offline Saikat

  • Moderator
  • Meritorious Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 891
    • My blog page on coins
Re: Attribution needed
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2017, 01:57:37 PM »
Thanks Peter. I tried to understand this coin and made this overlay. However, the is something over the Mohammad. I marked that in brown. Can anyone tell me what it is?
Thanks,
Saikat
------------------------------------
Started a blog at https://saikatscoins.blogspot.com/

Offline Figleaf

  • Administrator
  • Honorary Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 32 701
Re: Attribution needed
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2017, 03:16:26 PM »
I do like those overlays. Now, it is clear that the characters like w and o are unexplained on both sides...

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

Offline S. M. Iftekhar Alam

  • Senior Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 249
Re: Attribution needed
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2017, 02:46:05 AM »
Characters like w and o are marks used as phonetic guides in Arabic language. These marks are called tashkil in Arabic.

w above muhammad is called tashdid or shaddah which is used to indicate double pronunciation of a letter. In this coin w is sitting on top of 2nd mim of muhammad so that the 2nd mim will be uttered twice like "mm" to correctly pronounce muha"mm"ad instead of anything else. 

Again, o above hasbi is called sukun which is used for a letter that is not followed by a vowel. In this coin, o is on top of sin of hasbi so that one can pronounce the word as hasbi where s of hasbi is not followed by any vowel.

Hope things are clear now!

~ Iftekhar

Offline Saikat

  • Moderator
  • Meritorious Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 891
    • My blog page on coins
Re: Attribution needed
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2017, 04:38:41 AM »
Thank you sir for the great explanation.
Saikat
------------------------------------
Started a blog at https://saikatscoins.blogspot.com/

Offline Figleaf

  • Administrator
  • Honorary Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 32 701
Re: Attribution needed
« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2017, 10:09:00 AM »
I appreciate your explanation, Iftekhar. Learning is very important to me. I am also encouraged that you follow our adventures in the world of coins ;)

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