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Sultans of Bijapur, Ibrahim Adil Shah II, BJ16
« on: December 25, 2018, 05:44:09 PM »
Hi,
Sultans of Bijapur, Ibrahim Adil Shah II (1580-1627 AD),
AE 2/3 falus,
7.43g
Second series with ali at the top on obverse, tughra calligraphy on both sides with legends in dotted scalloped circle.
G&G BJ16.
Thanks,
Saikat
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Re: Sultans of Bijapur, Ibrahim Adil Shah II, BJ16
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2019, 05:09:12 PM »
That coin is just perfect, Saikat. Well struck, well centred, very nicely patinated and with a completely distinct design. I note that there's not a single coin of Bijapur in your index of overlays. Are they too difficult to decipher?

Peter
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Re: Sultans of Bijapur, Ibrahim Adil Shah II, BJ16
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2019, 04:39:27 PM »
Happy new year to all!

Peter,
Thanks. The coin , though classified as common, is really beautiful.
As per G&G, the legands are as follows:
Obv: Ghulam i murtaza
Rev: Ali ibrahim abla bali
However the Ali is on the obverse top row.
I think the writings should be like below. However, I expect to be in error and happy to be corrected.

Thanks,
Saikat

Edit: Corrected the image reading as per suggestion of Dr.Sreedhar
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Re: Sultans of Bijapur, Ibrahim Adil Shah II, BJ16
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2019, 08:27:17 PM »
The overlay is perfect.  ;D. The condition of your coin is commendable.
I would suggest "abla bali" rather than "abla hali". Thanks.
Dr.Sreedhar

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Re: Sultans of Bijapur, Ibrahim Adil Shah II, BJ16
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2019, 02:51:50 AM »
Thanks Dr. Sreedhar. I read incorrect. I have corrected the image.
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Re: Sultans of Bijapur, Ibrahim Adil Shah II, BJ16
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2019, 08:48:37 AM »
I highly appreciate the teamwork. Thank you to both!

Peter
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Re: Sultans of Bijapur, Ibrahim Adil Shah II, BJ16
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2019, 03:00:01 PM »
Yes, a nice coin I will shortly add to the database
Vic