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Silver square rupee - Akbar - Kalima Type Year AH989
« on: October 19, 2012, 08:41:43 AM »
Hello all!  Another unidentified rupee.  I think this may be a Akbar square rupee, kalima type (?? I don't know what kalima means)? 
Please help with correct attribution, mint, scarcity, and value.  The year is 989, so Akbar is likely.  There is a test mark hole.   

Weight: 10.95 g
Edge length: 20.0 - 20.3 mm

Thanks for the help!
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Re: Unidentified silver square rupee? Akbar?
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2012, 09:10:00 AM »
I don't know what kalima means? 


Yes Akbar , AH 989, Kalma Type.

Kalma (Kalma-e-Tayyab)  is Islamic testification of faith.

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Re: Unidentified silver square rupee? Akbar?
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2012, 09:37:38 AM »
Thanks again Tariq!  This is my first Akbar coin! 
Can you read the mint name?  Is this a scarce or reasonably common coin?
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Re: Unidentified silver square rupee? Akbar?
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2012, 09:48:17 AM »
Thanks again Tariq!  This is my first Akbar coin! 
Can you read the mint name?  Is this a scarce or reasonably common coin?

Mint is artially visible on this coin and someone will certainly read this.

AFAIK Kalma type coins are common then ilahi one's and most important thing is Mint, which determines its scarcity (In case of all Mughal coins).

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Re: Silver square rupee - Akbar - Kalima Type Year AH989
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2012, 11:05:49 AM »
Mint is Dar al-saltanat Lahore.

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Re: Silver square rupee - Akbar - Kalima Type Year AH989
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2012, 11:30:42 AM »
kalima type (?? I don't know what kalima means)?

The kalima (most of the time, the kalima-e-tayyabah) is the moslem's profession of faith. On the coins, it is often shortened to lā ilaha illela Allahu (there is no god but Allah) because it lends itself very well to calligraphy: لا إله إلا الله.

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Re: Silver square rupee - Akbar - Kalima Type Year AH989
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2012, 05:17:01 PM »
Thanks Peter and Tariq!  Now we know where it is from. 
And thanks for deciphering the inscriptions, now I can read if I know what it says.  Slowly improving my Urdu/Persian. 
I really like this coin, I wish it didn't have the test mark.
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