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Offline abhinumis

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Shah Jahan Akbarabad mint 1041 A.H/Ry 4
« on: January 08, 2013, 05:28:14 PM »
One of the most beautiful coin I have with me.. Shah Jahan,mint akbarabad 1041 A.H/ Ry4. Wt-11.4 gms
obverse-
Within circle- Kalima
surrounding-  bi-sudq Abi Bekr / wa 'adl 'Umar / bi-azram 'Uthman / wa 'ilm 'Ali, 1041 A.H
first line- badshah
second line- al-din Mohammad Shah Jahan
third line- Saheb-e-qiran-sani
fourth line- Zarb-e-Akbarabad Ry 4
Just a treat to the eyes! Do comment on the coin.
Dr.Abhishek

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Re: Shah Jahan Akbarabad mint 1041 A.H/Ry 4
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2013, 11:32:04 PM »
I share your admiration for the coin, but I worry about the red stuff. It must be external. It might be colouring from paper, e.g. a ticket or a coin bag, in which case a bit of soapy water will take it off. However, it could also be velvet (peluche) from a crummy coin cabinet, in which case it may well contain glue. In that case some acetone will take it off and make sure the glue does not react with the metal.

Peter
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Re: Shah Jahan Akbarabad mint 1041 A.H/Ry 4
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2013, 11:34:29 PM »
A beautiful coin.

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Re: Shah Jahan Akbarabad mint 1041 A.H/Ry 4
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2013, 03:36:39 AM »

Just a treat to the eyes! Do comment on the coin.

Elegant calligraphy !

IMO Jahangir , Shah Jahan ,Akbar  did quite a lot experimentation with their coins , I guess calligraphy artistic should be one of the  highly paid Mint staff during those Mughal era.

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Re: Shah Jahan Akbarabad mint 1041 A.H/Ry 4
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2013, 04:57:03 AM »
Peter, The red stuff on the coin is VERMILION.

It is very common in India to worship the coins at the time of Diwali, and during the Diwali Puja, the Silver coins are also worshiped.
During the Puja, you put a Vermilion Tika to the coins.

This can easily be cleaned by running the coins under warm water.

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Re: Shah Jahan Akbarabad mint 1041 A.H/Ry 4
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2013, 08:24:09 AM »
Abhay is spot on! It is vermillion. Haven't tried to do anything since  I got the coin but i'll clean it by soap and water! Thanks for the advice!
Dr.Abhishek

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Re: Shah Jahan Akbarabad mint 1041 A.H/Ry 4
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2013, 09:00:07 AM »
Dear Abhinumis, congratulations for this really nice coin ! this type with a circular legend is (for me) one of the best of Shah Jahan issues. As previously said, the red vermillon color isn't uncommon on indian coins, it is very light here and I think it may be kept on your coin as a testimony of its past use.
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