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Please help attribute this 4.1g coin of Humayun. I read the date as x46 making it AH 946. I am unabe to read the second side. Please help.

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« Last Edit: October 31, 2011, 08:23:29 AM by asm »
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Re: Humayun, 1/2 Bhaloli, AH (9)46. Mint?
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2011, 12:24:31 PM »
As nobody have had any suggestion on this coin, I try to give one....
I think that this coin could better belong to Akbar with the Ilahi date "46" instead of the suggested AH date: 946. On the other face, it seems that we can see "Agra" among other parts of the legend which I am not able to read. The weight is too light for a quarter dam and may better fit with a tanki ?(1/10 of a tanka or 1/5 dam) the date may fit (but not the legend ...)
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Re: Humayun, 1/2 Bhaloli, AH (9)46. Mint?
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2011, 01:28:29 PM »
Dear saro. Thanks to you, I see what I had missed all along.
It is Humayun, Agra. Same type as Valentine#9.

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Re: Humayun, 1/2 Bhaloli, AH (9)46. Mint?
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2011, 01:35:19 PM »
Ok, not exactly the "same", but similar nevertheless...

Obverse In quatrefoil Zarb Agra; in margins Falus
Reverse Bi Tarikh fi Sanat 946

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Re: Humayun, 1/2 Bhaloli, AH (9)46. Mint?
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2011, 07:46:51 PM »
Thank you to have posted the Valentine's drawing; no doubt the face with date is the same, and now with this new light, it seems that the upper part of the missing "9" of the date is at 7 o'clock? did you agree ?
indeed, you have here a scarce variety of an already scarce coin!
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Re: Humayun, 1/2 Bahaloli, AH 946. Mint: Agra. Same type as Valentine#9.
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2011, 02:42:59 AM »
Thanks a ton Saro & Overlord for the excellent work.

........... it seems that the upper part of the missing "9" of the date is at 7 o'clock? did you agree ?
I also read the date with the 9 at 7 O'clock.

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Re: Humayun, ½ Bahloli, AH 946. Mint: Agra. Same type as Valentine#9.
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2011, 08:29:17 AM »
I was trying to find another example of a similar coin but could not find one on Zeno or SACG. However, looking through these sites, I found that all the coppers of Agra are dated between 938 - 943. The coin that I have posted is 946. This would be just a short while before Humayun was defeated by Sher Shah Suri and fled from India.

Does the mint name read Dar al Khilafat Agra?

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Re: Humayun, ½ Bahloli, AH 946. Mint: Agra. Same type as Valentine#9.
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2011, 11:23:06 AM »
There are a couple of similar examples here and here.

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Re: Humayun, ½ Bahloli, AH 946. Mint: Agra. Same type as Valentine#9.
« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2011, 12:43:28 PM »
Thanks for the Links.

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