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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: Md. Shariful Islam on August 09, 2012, 04:45:03 PM

Title: Akbar Rupee
Post by: Md. Shariful Islam on August 09, 2012, 04:45:03 PM
Without a book and with help of net, I find this coin as Akbar Rupee. Don't have any idea about mint and date.

Islam
Title: Re: Akbar Rupee
Post by: Figleaf on August 09, 2012, 05:28:12 PM
I think I see regnal year 14 on the upper pic. Wouldn't that make it 977 / 1570?

Peter
Title: Re: Akbar Rupee
Post by: Md. Shariful Islam on August 09, 2012, 05:39:53 PM
I think I see regnal year 14 on the upper pic. Wouldn't that make it 977 / 1570?

Peter

I also can see 14 now.
Title: Re: Akbar Rupee
Post by: Ansari on August 09, 2012, 06:11:48 PM
Now you can also see Akbar

Mint seems to be Ahmedabad
Title: Re: Akbar Rupee
Post by: Md. Shariful Islam on August 09, 2012, 06:43:23 PM
Now you can also see Akbar

Mint seems to be Ahmedabad

Nice works. Great works. Very helpful for readers like me. Please carry on Tariq!

Islam
Title: Re: Akbar Rupee
Post by: Ansari on August 09, 2012, 08:08:32 PM
Ilahi year 4X, Month sems to be Azar

Check http://www.zeno.ru/showphoto.php?photo=87364

(http://www.zeno.ru/data/8050/medium/Akbr_Illa_Ahd_Azar_41.jpg)
Title: Re: Akbar Rupee
Post by: asm on August 10, 2012, 03:14:45 AM
Now you can also see Akbar
This is a part of the legend on the coin......Allah O Akbar, Jal Jallahu ........it is a matter of speculation of what the meaning is. Is it Allah is Akbar (God is great) or is it Akbar is Allah.......Only Akbar could have answered it but no one dared to ask........

Mint seems to be Ahmedabad
Yes.
Title: Re: Akbar Rupee
Post by: Md. Shariful Islam on August 10, 2012, 04:40:53 AM
This is a part of the legend on the coin......Allah O Akbar, Jal Jallahu ........it is a matter of speculation of what the meaning is. Is it Allah is Akbar (God is great) or is it Akbar is Allah.......Only Akbar could have answered it but no one dared to ask........
Yes.

Both is possible. Actually coins are strong foundation of writing history. And from the coins of Akbar I am compelled to believe that he was believer of Allah, Rasul and even the four khalifas (kaliphs). On the contrary I see that Akbar wanted to create a double face fromthis side of the coin: 1. Praising Allah replacing or fulfiling the similar practice of keeping Kalima on one side, and 2. Keeping his name hidden on the same side as a puzzle. He most likely wanted to introduce (a) greatness (Akbar) as well as (b) kindness (Jalle jalalo), two features of Allah through him (Akbar) for his people.


Islam


Title: Re: Akbar Rupee
Post by: Ansari on August 10, 2012, 11:47:05 AM
This is a part of the legend on the coin......Allah O Akbar, Jal Jallahu ........it is a matter of speculation of what the meaning is. Is it Allah is Akbar (God is great) or is it Akbar is Allah.......Only Akbar could have answered it but no one dared to ask.

Its "Allahu Akbar jalla jalaluhu"  "God is Greatest, His Glory is Great" ...this term is centuries older than Akbar(the king) and one of the most commonly used phrase. Akbar simply is a word which means "The Greatest".

As per history Akbar never claimed divinity or asked others to worship him on the contrary he believed in God n prayed to him.

So speculating over any other meaning (2nd one) is void ab initio.


What i can think of why this phrase was used as a metaphorical term which serves both the purpose.1- Praising God, 2- Showing his name.