Author Topic: Madura Sultanate: Ghiyas Al-Din Muhammad Damghan Shah (AH740/1-745), Jital, MD15  (Read 1695 times)

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Offline Overlord

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Mass=3.5 g

Obverse Al Sultan Al Azim Ghiyas Al Duniya Wa Al Deen [The Sultan, the magnificent, aid/relief (of) the world and the faith]; date in margin



Reverse Muhammad Damghan Shah (in circle); year (74X) in margin



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Overloard,
Another gem form one of the scarce series with the detailed analysis of how to read the coin.
Amit
"It Is Better To Light A Candle Than To Curse The Darkness"

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These are wonderful Overlord. Thanks so much.
richie

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Adding my coin to the DB
Dr.Sreedhar

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Your last coin looks a bit like its silver surface layer is flaking off. Do you think this one was resilvered recently by  a coin trader or is this ancient silvering ?
Below one i recently received. With the number already present on WoC i think this coin may be less rare than the classification in G&G suggests ?

Anthony

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Beautiful coin Anthony. Thanks  for the post. My coin was there unidentified with one of my numismatist friends for several years along with nearly forty other coins. He got the lot from a coin dealer. He approached me for attribution and was kind enough to gift this one to me. It looked black when received. Given a soap and water wash, it started to look flaking. I have come across similar issue with Gujarat sultanate coins also. Anyway I just tried to scrap an edge and it seems that it is not coated. No further damage was attempted so far!!
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With the black surface it seems most likely that it had some horn silver/silver chloride due to exposure to the elements. Still a nice one to have !