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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 January 16, 2011, 07:43:21 AM

Title: Akbar, 1/2 Dam, Sukkar mint, Ilahi 46, Liddle#C55
Post by: Overlord on January 16, 2011, 07:43:21 AM
Mass=6.6g

Does the mint name allude to Sikar in Rajasthan?

Obverse Falus Sikar
(http://i805.photobucket.com/albums/yy340/MajesticOverlord/Coins/Sikar1a-1.jpg)
(http://i805.photobucket.com/albums/yy340/MajesticOverlord/Coins/SD1.jpg)

Reverse Sanat 46
(http://i805.photobucket.com/albums/yy340/MajesticOverlord/Coins/Sikar2b.jpg)
(http://i805.photobucket.com/albums/yy340/MajesticOverlord/Coins/SD2.jpg)
Title: Re: Akbar, Falus, Sikar mint, Ilahi 46
Post by: Oesho on January 16, 2011, 08:16:52 PM
Probably not Sikar, but Sukkar in present Pakistan near Bhakkar.
See Andrew Liddle: Coinage of Akbar, type C-55.
Title: Re: Akbar, Falus, Sukkar mint, Ilahi 46
Post by: Overlord on January 17, 2011, 03:47:23 PM
Thanks Oesho. Liddle's book is added to my list of books I need to get.
Title: Re: Akbar, 1/2 Dam, Sukkar mint, Ilahi 46
Post by: Overlord on January 31, 2011, 04:21:22 PM
The denomination, according to Liddle's book, is 1/2 Dam (reported mass=6.5 g). He reports only one date, Ilahi 42.

It appears the mint is pretty rare.  :)
Title: Re: Akbar, 1/2 Dam, Sukkar mint, Ilahi 46, Liddle#C55
Post by: Oesho on January 31, 2011, 04:40:26 PM
Quote
It appears the mint is pretty rare.
Yes, definitely not a coin which you come across very often.
Title: Re: Akbar, 1/2 Dam, Sukkar mint, Ilahi 46, Liddle#C55
Post by: Overlord on March 31, 2012, 12:16:31 PM
Managed to find another. This one is dated (Ilahi)4(3 or 4).

Mass=6.7 g

Obverse
(http://i805.photobucket.com/albums/yy340/MajesticOverlord/Sik1.jpg)

Reverse
(http://i805.photobucket.com/albums/yy340/MajesticOverlord/Sik2.jpg)
Title: Re: Akbar, 1/2 Dam, Sukkar mint, Ilahi 46, Liddle#C55
Post by: abhinumis on April 01, 2012, 12:38:00 PM
Total eye candy!! Amit these are totally awesome pieces!!
Title: Re: Akbar, 1/2 Dam, Sukkar mint, Ilahi 46, Liddle#C55
Post by: Overlord on November 17, 2012, 06:17:52 AM
Another one, dated Ilahi 46. A mini meteor seems to have crashed into this one.  :(

(http://s10.postimage.org/5tjphxh2x/image.jpg)
Title: Re: Akbar, 1/2 Dam, Sukkar mint, Ilahi 46, Liddle#C55
Post by: Figleaf on November 17, 2012, 04:53:40 PM
Meteorites, bah. With the edge so clear, you have another piece of the design. Your graphical analysis from almost 2 years ago has born out.

Peter
Title: Re: Akbar, 1/2 Dam, Sukkar mint, Ilahi 46, Liddle#C55
Post by: saro on November 17, 2012, 05:15:37 PM
Very interesting and scarce coins !
 But I see no reason to class this coin as a "half dam" (A.Liddle) with a weight of 6,5 or 6,6g ? no dam of Akbar weighs 13g ....that should be better a 1/3 dam ?

The square shape and the weight are close to Malwa copper issues of Akbar which are said to have been struck according to a "Gujarat" standard and not as "half dams"  ???
Title: Re: Akbar, 1/2 Dam, Sukkar mint, Ilahi 46, Liddle#C55
Post by: abhinumis on March 31, 2015, 09:55:28 AM
Digging up this old thread to post a new coin. Akbar sikar ilahi 42. Wt-6.2gms. Struck to the malwa standard