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Medieval coins => Indian subcontinent: early Islamic Sultanates => Topic started by: gokhale on April 19, 2018, 08:56:28 AM

Title: Bahmani Sultanate, 1/4 gani of Sultan Ahmad Shah II / G&G BH91
Post by: gokhale on April 19, 2018, 08:56:28 AM
size-11 mm, weight-3.43gm
Title: Re: requset for identification of copper fraction
Post by: Figleaf on April 28, 2018, 11:19:19 AM
Though it's the wrong script, it looks vaguely South Indian to me. You could ty sending a PM to Quant.Geek (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=8888).

Peter
Title: Re: requset for identification of copper fraction
Post by: gokhale on April 28, 2018, 04:32:28 PM
Though it's the wrong script, it looks vaguely South Indian to me. You could ty sending a PM to Quant.Geek (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=8888).

Peter
Ok sir. Will definitely send PM to Quaint.Geek.

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Title: Re: requset for identification of copper fraction
Post by: derek on April 29, 2018, 04:41:24 PM
It just might be a kidarite coin

Kidarites/Taxila Series
Dumpy Crude Series
AE Unit
Mitchiner ACW 3740v.
11 mm. 2.88 gm.

http://grifterrec.rasmir.com/kidarite/i_kid_8-12_349.jpg
Title: Re: requset for identification of copper fraction
Post by: saro on May 01, 2018, 02:59:35 PM
The "lines" of this coin looks like this Kidarite coin, but for me we have an arabic script on both sides...
the 1st scan reads : " Ahmad Shah" and the 2nd one gives with very few doubt :"zill illah ظل اله (Shadow of God).

This coin is  a 1/4 gani of the Sultan Ahmad Shah II Bahmani ref BH91,  listed as" scarce".
Title: Re: requset for identification of copper fraction
Post by: Figleaf on May 01, 2018, 03:39:37 PM
There is a fun resemblence with the tin coins of Acheh (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,4025.msg24306.html#msg24306). My first impulse was "so that's the coin that inspired them", but the time lag is too big. Se also this piece (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,9214.0.html).

FWIW, Oesho reads the three lines on the Acheh coin as "Sultan Abd-allah".

Peter
Title: Re: requset for identification of copper fraction
Post by: saro on May 01, 2018, 04:51:53 PM
Yes Peter, but here, the way of writing is correct, on reverse, the only thing is that the flan is a little too small to show the entire letters.
Did you notice the final "butterfly H" of "Shah" on the coin ? which reminds me an alarm-clock winder  ::) ; it is found on some indian sultanates coins of 8-9th c. AH.

NB : I have corrected my first reply to avoid any confusion : it isn't 'abd" under Shah but "Ahmad" whose beginning of the name is cut at 4 o'clock.
This coin is the G&G ref. BH91
Title: Re: requset for identification of copper fraction
Post by: gokhale on May 01, 2018, 06:32:58 PM
Yes Peter, but here, the way of writing is correct, on reverse, the only thing is that the flan is a little too small to show the entire letters.
Did you notice the final "butterfly H" of "Shah" on the coin ? which reminds me an alarm-clock winder  ::) ; it is found on some indian sultanates coins of 8-9th c. AH.

NB : I have corrected my first reply to avoid any confusion : it isn't 'abd" under Shah but "Ahmad" whose beginning of the name is cut at 4 o'clock.
This coin is the G&G ref. BH91
Thanks everyone. I greatly appreciate the efforts of all for the information regarding the coin.

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