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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 October 24, 2009, 03:00:38 PM

Title: Shah Jahan, AE Dam, Ahmadabad mint, RY 6, Ilahi month (10) Di; KM#206.9
Post by: Overlord on October 24, 2009, 03:00:38 PM
Mass=19.9 g

Obverse Falus Shah Jahan [Copper coin (of) Shah Jahan]; RY 6
(http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii203/amitvyas03/SJ1.jpg)
(http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii203/amitvyas03/Sad1.jpg)

Reverse (Zarb) Ahamadabad Ilahi Mah Di (Struck at Ahmadabad in the Divine month Di)
(http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii203/amitvyas03/SJ2.jpg)
(http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii203/amitvyas03/SAD2.jpg)
Title: Re: Shah Jahan, AE Dam, Ahmadabad mint, RY 6, Ilahi month (10) Di; KM#206.9
Post by: Figleaf on October 24, 2009, 10:12:54 PM
I was going to write that you lost me on this one, until I realized my eyes refused to see the coin as it is, but insisted on making relief incuse and vice versa. Even then, it was difficult to force the brain to see things correctly. I have nothing but admiration for your analysis. You bring coins to life that end up in rummage trays in some parts of the world and in a melter's oven in other parts.

Peter
Title: Re: Shah Jahan, AE Dam, Ahmadabad mint, RY 6, Ilahi month (10) Di; KM#206.9
Post by: Overlord on October 25, 2009, 06:59:44 AM
I tried photographing in again, this time under direct sunlight, but the result is only slightly better. The details are actually much clearer with the coin in hand.

Obverse
(http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii203/amitvyas03/Shahcopy2.jpg)

Reverse
(http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii203/amitvyas03/Shahcopy1.jpg)

Title: Re: Shah Jahan, AE Dam, Ahmadabad mint, RY 6, Ilahi month (10) Di; KM#206.9
Post by: Rangnath on October 27, 2009, 12:49:33 AM
I put some more light on it. Perhaps this helps.
richie
Title: Re: Shah Jahan, AE Dam, Ahmadabad mint, RY 6, Ilahi month (10) Di; KM#206.9
Post by: Figleaf on October 27, 2009, 01:12:02 AM
What's left of my brain is playing tricks with me. I now see all pictures normally. Meanwhile, you all have added some excellent pictures to the thread. Thanks.

Peter
Title: Re: Shah Jahan, AE Dam, Ahmadabad mint, RY 6, Ilahi month (10) Di; KM#206.9
Post by: Overlord on October 27, 2009, 12:56:56 PM
Thanks Richie. Those images show the details very clearly, at least on my monitor.
Title: Re: Shah Jahan, AE Dam, Ahmadabad mint, RY 6, Ilahi month (10) Di; KM#206.9
Post by: asm on October 27, 2009, 01:02:07 PM
Richie,
Your magic wand has once again done the trick. Thanks a lot. It has become so much easier to read the coin now. (BTW, you have altered the sequence of the 2 images)
Amit
Title: Re: Shah Jahan, AE Dam, Ahmadabad mint, RY 6, Ilahi month (10) Di; KM#206.9
Post by: Rangnath on October 27, 2009, 02:08:06 PM
Thanks Amit.  I got distracted!
richie