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Modern Asian coins, pseudo coins and trade tokens => Indian subcontinent: Mughal, Princely states and colonial (1526-1947) => Mughal central government => Topic started by: Overlord on January 29, 2012, 09:39:48 AM

Title: Akbar, AE Dam, Dehli mint, Ilahi 35, Unusual variety
Post by: Overlord on January 29, 2012, 09:39:48 AM
This one has the Ilahi year written out instead of the Ilahi month.

Mass=20.7 g

Obverse Zarb Falus Dehli
(http://i805.photobucket.com/albums/yy340/MajesticOverlord/AKv1.jpg)
(http://i805.photobucket.com/albums/yy340/MajesticOverlord/Adh1.jpg)

Reverse Ilahi 35, Si wa Panj
(http://i805.photobucket.com/albums/yy340/MajesticOverlord/AKv2.jpg)
(http://i805.photobucket.com/albums/yy340/MajesticOverlord/ADH2.jpg)
Title: Re: Akbar, AE Dam, Dehli mint, Ilahi 35, Unusual variety
Post by: Oesho on January 29, 2012, 04:36:36 PM
Very interesting coin. A damri of similar type, dated Ilahi 32, has been illustrated on ZENO (http://www.zeno.ru/showphoto.php?photo=80018)
Title: Re: Akbar, AE Dam, Dehli mint, Ilahi 35, Unusual variety
Post by: Overlord on January 29, 2012, 04:40:54 PM
Very interesting coin. A damri of similar type, dated Ilahi 32, has been illustrated on ZENO (http://www.zeno.ru/showphoto.php?photo=80018)
Thanks Oesho. The last character on that coin appears to be a Panj (5) to me.
Title: Re: Akbar, AE Dam, Dehli mint, Ilahi 35, Unusual variety
Post by: Oesho on January 29, 2012, 05:32:34 PM
Dear Overlord, I rather regard this symbol as a part of Ilahi. Nevertheless it is a very small flan and there is more text on the coin (probably fi sanah ), but this is off the flan.
I made a small reconstruction of the text, as I observe it.
Title: Re: Akbar, AE Dam, Dehli mint, Ilahi 35, Unusual variety
Post by: Overlord on February 03, 2012, 06:50:16 PM
Thanks for the clarification, Oesho. Here is how I saw the legend:
Title: Re: Akbar, AE Dam, Dehli mint, Ilahi 35, Unusual variety
Post by: Oesho on February 03, 2012, 11:41:34 PM
Dear Overlord, thanks for your suggestion. I would happily agree with you if some way or the other I could explain all symbols on this quite small coin. If the year would be Si-wa-panj, than I see no place for the wa. The end of the symbol you mark with a question mark, I would suggest that it is a part of Daal of Do.
In the South Asian Coins and Paper Money catalogue (pag. 25, KM10.1) a similar coin is illustrated. On that illustration below Si something like ‘sanah’ is shown.
The symbol following Si may be a wa, but also can be a part of panj.  Frankly saying it could be either si-wa-do (32) or  si-wa-panj  (35). Perhaps when additional pieces will surface, we may be able to solve this problem.
Title: Re: Akbar, AE Dam, Dehli mint, Ilahi 35, Unusual variety
Post by: Overlord on February 04, 2012, 04:17:22 AM
Liddle illustrates a Dehli dam dated Ilahi 35 under type C-44, which includes the Ilahi month (Di) written in the usual manner. Valentine illustrates an example of the variety under discussion (No. 525), which is slightly different from the ones illustrated here, and (mis)reads the reverse legend as Tarikh Ilahi 35 Di. Valentine's example is almost the same as the one illustrated by Oesho, but shows us a bit more of the left portion of the die.

(http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii203/amitvyas03/Dam.jpg)

Apart from these, I have so far been unable to find any Ilahi coppers of Dehli dated year 35 or earlier.