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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 November 08, 2009, 09:55:08 AM

Title: Akbar (AH963-1014, 1556-1605 AD), Rupee, Kalima Type, 975AH (1567 AD), Agra mint
Post by: Overlord on November 08, 2009, 09:55:08 AM
Mass=10.7 g

Obverse In pentagonal area: Kalima-e-Tayyab: La illaha illallah Mohammad Rasool Allah [(There is) No god except Allah (and) Muhammad (is the) Prophet (of) Allah]; margins cut
(http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii203/amitvyas03/Agr1.jpg)
(http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii203/amitvyas03/AKRD1.jpg)

Reverse In twelvefoil area: Jalal-al din Muhammad Akbar Badshah Ghazi Khallad Allah, 975(AH) [Glory of the faith, Emperor Muhammad Akbar, Warrior Against Infidels, may God Perpetuate (his kingdom)]; margins cut
(http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii203/amitvyas03/Agr2.jpg)
(http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii203/amitvyas03/AKRD2.jpg)
Title: Re: Akbar (AH963-1014, 1556-1605 AD), Rupee, Kalima Type, 975AH (1567 AD), Lahore
Post by: Overlord on January 02, 2010, 05:10:08 PM
Correction: the mint is Lahore, not Agra as I had thought earlier.
Title: Re: Akbar (AH963-1014, 1556-1605 AD), Rupee, Kalima Type, 975AH (1567 AD), Lahor
Post by: Figleaf on January 02, 2010, 09:42:19 PM
While I sometimes do recognize the kalima, I am pretty sure this one would have confounded me. Overlordgarh 1 forces of darkness and ignorance 0.

Peter
Title: Re: Akbar (AH963-1014, 1556-1605 AD), Rupee, Kalima Type, 975AH (1567 AD), Lahore
Post by: Overlord on January 06, 2010, 03:09:00 PM
Correction: the mint is Lahore, not Agra as I had thought earlier.
I was right the first time around  ::)
The mint is indeed Agra. The mint name can be seen in the margins in this (http://cgi.ebay.in/akbar_W0QQitemZ120514199171QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_203?hash=item1c0f34be83) example.
Title: Re: Akbar (AH963-1014, 1556-1605 AD), Rupee, Kalima Type, 975AH (1567 AD), Agra mint
Post by: Rangnath on January 07, 2010, 01:10:54 AM
I love that the type of rupee expresses the same ogee motif that Akbar's architectural efforts utilize.
And you have a well centered coin Overlord. NICE!
richie