Author Topic: Akbar, Dar Al Salam Dogaon, contemporary counterfeit with incorrect date??  (Read 912 times)

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Struggling to attribute this one  :'(     would have thought it was Mughal but for the date which is AH 808 or is it 898 ??

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Re: Sultanate coin to identify AH 808 ?
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2012, 06:00:38 PM »
Inspite of the date, the coin looks Mughal........

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Re: Sultanate coin to identify AH 808 ?
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2012, 06:01:38 PM »
Akbar, Dar Al Salam Dogaon

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Re: Sultanate coin to identify AH 808 ?
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2012, 06:05:45 PM »
Akbar, Dar Al Khilafat Dogaon

I'm confused ,are we looking at a die cutters error for the date digits which clearly show 898 or 808 ?
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Re: Sultanate coin to identify AH 808 ?
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2012, 06:09:12 PM »
The character to the extreme left is not an eight. Please check this example for comparison.

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Re: Sultanate coin to identify AH 808 ?
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2012, 06:19:11 PM »
The character to the extreme left is not an eight. Please check this example for comparison.

If the first digit on my coin is a 9 then the second, also presumed to be a 9 doesn't compare as it looks like a zero as on the Zeno coin  ???
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Re: Sultanate coin to identify AH 808 ?
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2012, 06:34:21 PM »
I wonder if the character "fi" and the general calligraphy suggest a contemporary counterfeit, like the one discussed here.
The mass reported seems to support this.

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Re: Sultanate coin to identify AH 808 ?
« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2012, 06:40:00 PM »
I wonder if the character "fi" and the general calligraphy suggest a contemporary counterfeit, like the one discussed here.
The mass reported seems to support this.

More than likely after reading that, it could also explain the odd date digits
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