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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: asm on August 23, 2013, 02:40:37 PM

Title: Akbar, Dam, Mint: Lucknow. AH 984.
Post by: asm on August 23, 2013, 02:40:37 PM
I am sure this is a Dam of Akbar Dar al Khilafat, Lucknow. I am not sure of the last digit of the date but I think it is on the flan. Please help.

Also, the word Lucknow is at the bottom and Dar al Khilafat at the top. Falus in the center. So how does one read the coin?

Amit
Title: Re: Akbar, Dam, Mint: Lucknow. AH 98? Please help read the date
Post by: abhinumis on August 23, 2013, 08:05:02 PM
987 A.H??
Title: Re: Akbar, Dam, Mint: Lucknow. AH 98? Please help read the date
Post by: saro on August 26, 2013, 09:47:03 AM
last persian unit is "chahar", so the date is 984
Title: Re: Akbar, Dam, Mint: Lucknow. AH 984.
Post by: asm on August 26, 2013, 10:26:11 AM
Thank you saro for the help.

Amit
Title: Re: Akbar, Dam, Mint: Lucknow. AH 984.
Post by: asm on August 27, 2013, 08:34:45 AM
Here is another Dam of a mint which I am confused about but has been attributed for me as Dar al Khilafat Lucknow. I think the date is Ah 96X but all the coins that I have or have seen are dated mid 980's..... so am I reading the date wrong? Is the last digit or a part of it seen on the coin? Please help. If the date is indeed AH 96x or AH 97x then is the reading of the mint wrong?

Amit
Title: Re: Akbar, Dam, Mint: Lucknow. AH 984.
Post by: abhinumis on August 27, 2013, 08:42:52 AM
It doesn't look like a 96x but it is 97x
Title: Re: Akbar, Dam, Mint: Lucknow. AH 984.
Post by: asm on August 27, 2013, 08:52:40 AM
Would 970's be too early for Lucknow?

Amit
Title: Re: Akbar, Dam, Mint: Lucknow. AH 984.
Post by: saro on August 27, 2013, 11:26:08 AM
Dear Amit,
I agree with Abhinumis : "nuhsad" is clear and the date is 97x
 Lucknow is also certain.
Title: Re: Akbar, Dam, Mint: Lucknow. AH 984.
Post by: asm on August 27, 2013, 12:09:46 PM
Thanks Saro. Shailen Bhandare reads the date as AH 975. He also has expressed doubts on the reading of the mint name. Could it be Dar al Khilafat - Agra?

Amit
Title: Re: Akbar, Dam, Mint: Lucknow. AH 984.
Post by: abhinumis on August 27, 2013, 02:51:13 PM
Surely NO...Definitely not agra.. Btw 975 A.H reported in Lucknow catalogue and I too possess 979 as.H of the same mint(Lakhnaw)
Title: Re: Akbar, Dam, Mint: Lucknow. AH 984.
Post by: asm on August 28, 2013, 03:40:56 AM
Shailen Bhandare has accepted DAK Lucknow, 97X.

Amit
Title: Re: Akbar, Dam, Mint: Lucknow. AH 984.
Post by: akona20 on August 28, 2013, 05:03:29 AM
Well that is nice of Shailen the coin is Lucknow Dar-ul-Khilifat. A hasty view of some of these coins will lead to errors.