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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 December 09, 2008, 12:34:44 PM

Title: Mughal Dynasty: Anonymous fractional Dams of Humayun (AH 937-968), mint Agra
Post by: Overlord on December 09, 2008, 12:34:44 PM
I had the pleasure of finding some fractional Dams of Humayun in my mystery coin box. Here they are:

Obverse Dar al Khilafat zarb Agra (Struck at the Seat of Leadership/Rule, Agra)
(http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii203/amitvyas03/HAR.jpg)

Here is a crude illustration showing my take on the basic inscription.
(http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii203/amitvyas03/IMG_5701.jpg)

Reverse Fi Tarikh Sanat 9XX (At the date year 9XX). [The years are: Top row, 942 AH; Bottom row, 942AH, 94X AH, 94(2/3?)AH, and 94(2/3?) AH]
(http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii203/amitvyas03/HAO.jpg)
(http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii203/amitvyas03/IMG_5703.jpg)
Title: Re: Mughal Dynasty: Anonymous fractional Dams of Humayun (AH 937-968), mint Agra
Post by: Figleaf on December 13, 2008, 02:42:47 AM
I wouldn't mind poking around in your mystery box, Overlord ;)

Peter
Title: Re: Mughal Dynasty: Anonymous fractional Dams of Humayun (AH 937-968), mint Agra
Post by: Overlord on December 20, 2008, 10:38:26 AM
I wouldn't mind poking around in your mystery box, Overlord ;)

Peter
You are welcome  :)
Title: Re: Mughal Dynasty: Anonymous fractional Dams of Humayun (AH 937-968), mint Agra
Post by: Overlord on February 23, 2009, 03:53:10 PM
Two more coins of the same mint. The first one is dated 937 AH (the first year of Humayun's reign) and the second 940 AH.

Coin 1
Obverse
(http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii203/amitvyas03/H1-3.jpg)

Reverse
(http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii203/amitvyas03/H2-2.jpg)

Coin 2
Obverse
(http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii203/amitvyas03/H1-4.jpg)

Reverse
(http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii203/amitvyas03/H2-3.jpg)
Title: Re: Mughal Dynasty: Anonymous fractional Dams of Humayun (AH 937-968), mint Agra
Post by: Rangnath on March 04, 2009, 12:39:43 AM
Lovely Overlord.  Specially the first one. 
richie
Title: Re: Mughal Dynasty: Anonymous fractional Dams of Humayun (AH 937-968), mint Agra
Post by: asm on November 30, 2011, 11:22:04 AM
Just picked up the book on Babur and while reading the same, I came across a point where it is mentioned that the coins of Humayun and Babur are almost similar - specially the ones from Agra. As per the author, the only way to distinguish between the two is the date - before AH 937 is Babur and after AH 937 are Humayun. AH 937 are a problem as it is a year that covers both rulers. He has come to a conclusion that the coins of Humayun are those with the epithet Dar al Khilafat - seat of the capital. Babur's capital was Delhi and hence the coins of Agra with  the epithet Dar al Darb or Qilla Agra are those of Agra.

I have a couple of coins of Agra with the date AH 937 but am unable to read the legend on these. If the legend is Dar al Khilafat Agra then surely the coin is Humayun. Please help. I am posting one with this mail (the second will follow soon).  Please help.
Title: Re: Mughal Dynasty: Anonymous fractional Dams of Humayun (AH 937-968), mint Agra
Post by: capnbirdseye on November 30, 2011, 11:41:46 AM
Makes the coins in my Bluebird toffee tin pale into insignificance  :-[
Title: Re: Mughal Dynasty: Anonymous fractional Dams of Humayun (AH 937-968), mint Agra
Post by: asm on November 30, 2011, 11:54:47 AM
I agree......... Overlordgarh is full of surprises and the mystery box .... no words to describe its contents.

Can you check the date of two cois of the lot above....... the top tight seems to be 936 and the second from right in the bottom row looks 934. If my reading is correct, these are Babur......

Amit
Title: Re: Mughal Dynasty: Anonymous fractional Dams of Humayun (AH 937-968), mint Agra
Post by: Overlord on November 30, 2011, 04:50:59 PM
Hi asm

The coin you posted shows "Dar Al Khilafat". I can't find any images that show the years 936 and 934.