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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 18, 2009, 02:47:10 PM

Title: Rupee of Akbar (AH963-1014/AD1556-1605), mint Ahmadabad, Ilahi yr 4X, Bahman
Post by: Overlord on January 18, 2009, 02:47:10 PM
Obverse
Allah(u) Akbar Jalla Jalalahu [God (is) greatest, eminent (is) his glory]
(Note: I initially thought I saw the figure of an animal, just above the "Jim" of "Jalalahu", but later concluded that it was not intentional.)
(http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii203/amitvyas03/AKB1-1.jpg)
(http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii203/amitvyas03/IMG_6069.jpg)

Reverse
Zarb Ahmedabad (year 41, 42, 46, or 44), Ilahi Bahman (Zodiac sign Aquarius)
(http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii203/amitvyas03/AKB2-1.jpg)
(http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii203/amitvyas03/IMG_6068-1.jpg)

Brekup of the inscription

Obverse
Alif+Lam+Lam+He=Allah
Alif+Kaf+Be+Re=Akbar
Jim+Lam=Jalla
Jim+Lam+Alif+Lam+Ha (detached form)=Jalalahu

Reverse
Zad+Re+Be (detached form)=Zarb
Alif+Ha+Mim+Dal+Alif+Be+Dal=Ahmedabad
Alif+Lam+He+Ye=Ilahi
Be+He+Mim+Nun=Bahman



Title: Re: Rupee of Akbar (AH963-1014/AD1556-1605), mint Ahmadabad, Ilahi yr 4X, Bahman
Post by: Rangnath on January 19, 2009, 09:28:21 PM
The Artists of Akbar were a pretty sophisticated lot.  Maybe the lamb (?) was intentional.

I really appreciate your efforts Overlord. 
richie