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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 June 08, 2020, 06:09:43 AM

Title: Akbar Dam Ahmadabad AH986
Post by: TTerrier on June 08, 2020, 06:09:43 AM
This is my first one from this mint - a very nice design with the lines and dots cutting across the middle.

It was difficult to find clear examples of the non-ilahi style coins.  On the obverse, I can't quite figure out how the mint name was placed and I think I am missing an alif at the beginning of the name.

On the reverse, I am almost certain there are some additional words at the bottom - starting at the bottom right it looks like possibly zarb sanah?  That doesn't make much sense to me since we have zarb already on the obverse.  It could be a decorative element but I couldn't find any examples that showed this part of the coin.

Akbar dam  Ahmadabad mint, AH986, 20mm 20.51gm


Title: Re: Akbar Dam Ahmadabad AH986
Post by: Figleaf on June 15, 2020, 11:32:00 AM
Thank you for adding another great overlay to our collection. Overlays lower the threshold of the writing system for present and future users of this site.

Just wondering about that "retrograde 3" not taken up in your overlay. A diacritic, maybe?

Peter