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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: bart on February 13, 2011, 01:39:50 PM

Title: Akbar dam Dagoan Mint AH1011
Post by: bart on February 13, 2011, 01:39:50 PM
I received this coin from a friend, who doesn't know nothing about.
I don't have a clue myself, not of the time nor the place it could have been minted.
Diameter is between 19 and 19.5 mm, weight is about 20 grams. Thickness is 9 mm.

Thanks to all who contribute.

Bart
Title: Re: Unidentified Indian coin
Post by: Oesho on February 20, 2011, 02:04:28 PM
It looks like an Akbar Dam, but could not straight away say, of which mint. One thing I way say that the top illustration should be rotaded by 180 degrees. The bottom image by 90 degrees clockwise.
Title: Re: Unidentified Indian coin
Post by: bart on February 20, 2011, 06:57:15 PM
Thanks a lot for your information, Oesho.

So, they should be rotated like this:
Title: Re: Unidentified Indian coin
Post by: Oesho on February 21, 2011, 03:07:42 AM
Yes, correct.
Title: Re: Unidentified Indian coin
Post by: asm on February 21, 2011, 06:14:16 AM
Dear Oesho,

Is there enough info either part of the date or mint name on the coin? I am unable to make head or tail of this coin except that it is a Dam of Mughal Emperor Akbar.

Amit
Title: Re: Unidentified Indian coin
Post by: Oesho on February 21, 2011, 05:35:15 PM
Dear Amit, I have the same problem and without enough reference works, it is hard to identify.
Both sides of the coin show irrigularities which I can't explain at this moment.
Title: Re: Unidentified Indian coin
Post by: saro on April 16, 2011, 01:58:32 PM
Sorry for this late replay...this coin is a dam of Akbar from Dogaon mint : only a part of legend is on the flan but we can see the "GA" of Dogam (= Dogaon) in the lower part; the "alif" (of al khalifat) in the "wa"" of the word "falus" is characteristic, so that the "re" upon the "sin" of the same word ("re" od "dar").
The full legend reads : zarb falus dar al-khalifat Dogam. On reverse the date is of the most difficult to read...but should be "1011" in letters : "ik hazar wa yazdah" (thousand and eleven). Valentine shows a similar coin with same date, but for a half dam : (n°83 p.101 / copper coins of India) : photo joined.
The dams of this mint are common but this variety isn't I think, and is a nice example of difficulty for identification...
Title: Re: Unidentified Indian coin
Post by: Figleaf on April 16, 2011, 02:12:28 PM
Brilliant, Saro! This thread is an instant classic. Thanks.

Peter
Title: Re: Unidentified Indian coin
Post by: bart on April 16, 2011, 02:35:09 PM
Thanks a lot, Saro! As Figleaf puts it: it is brilliant the way you discribe the legend on the coin together with the missing parts of the legend. Waaw!

Bart
Title: Re: Unidentified Indian coin
Post by: saro on April 16, 2011, 02:57:03 PM
You are both too kind ! but we  have mainly to thank Mr W.H. Valentine for his marvellous work still up-to-date...