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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: TTerrier on May 09, 2020, 08:41:38 PM

Title: Akbar Dam Dogaon AH996
Post by: TTerrier on May 09, 2020, 08:41:38 PM
Here is another one of Dogaon - this one was interesting as I initially couldn't figure out the reverse but by searching posts I found someone else had the same issue with a coin from the same year.  The reverse of this contains "Allahu Akbar"  ("God is Great").  I understand Akbar changed his coinage to be more inclusive of other religions and so put this generic phrase on the coins which could apply to all of them.

This is an early year for this to appear although there is apparently another one from AH993.  I may have one but haven't worked my way to it yet.

This coin could use some cleaning - the deposits are not bronze disease but hard mineralizations.

Akbar dam  20.95 gm  20.0 mm  KM#28.19  AH996 Dogaon mint  cf Zeno #195599

Title: Re: Akbar Dam Dogaon AH996
Post by: Figleaf on May 18, 2020, 08:49:19 AM
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