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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: mtayal on November 27, 2008, 01:50:32 PM

Title: Akbar Dam (?)
Post by: mtayal on November 27, 2008, 01:50:32 PM
Please help identify this coin.

Thanks
Mahesh
Title: Re: Seeking help to identify coin
Post by: Overlord on November 28, 2008, 05:22:15 PM
I initially thought Almora, but then had to discard it. The characters on the reverse look more like the Devil's number!
Title: Re: Seeking help to identify coin
Post by: mtayal on November 28, 2008, 06:06:56 PM
Overlord,

What is Devil's number?

Title: Re: Seeking help to identify coin
Post by: Overlord on November 28, 2008, 06:11:51 PM
666 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Number_of_the_Beast)

Also, completely off topic, but interesting: The abnormal fear of the above-mentioned number is referred to as
Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia)
Title: Re: Seeking help to identify coin
Post by: Oesho on November 29, 2008, 12:24:21 AM
What is the weight of the coin? I have the idea that it is a Akbar copper Dam. The reverse need to be rotated  90° anti-clockwise. This could be the side with the date written out and in digits below.
Title: Re: Seeking help to identify coin
Post by: Overlord on November 30, 2008, 01:08:55 PM
Thanks Oesho. Initially, I was trying to "read" Brahmi on the obverse  :-[

Here is my take on this one:

Obverse
(http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii203/amitvyas03/A1-1.jpg)
(http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii203/amitvyas03/A1i.jpg)

Reverse
(http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii203/amitvyas03/A2-1.jpg)
(http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii203/amitvyas03/A2i.jpg)

I suspect this to be a fractional Dam.
Title: Re: Seeking help to identify coin
Post by: Rangnath on November 30, 2008, 09:30:19 PM
Mahesh,
Help us out please!  Compare the weight of this coin with something that you know. Is it heavier or lighter than a Km 79 Rupee (6 grams) coin?  Or a stainless steel 25 paisa coin (2.82 grams)?
I think that the size might help a bit too.
richie
Title: Re: Seeking help to identify coin
Post by: shariqkhan on December 02, 2008, 08:59:10 AM
Good attempt to identify the coin in very poor/worst condition.