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Dam of Akbar (AH963-1014/AD1556-1605), mint Hazrat Sherkot
« on: November 02, 2008, 09:36:20 AM »
Dear Friends
I wish to share one more unidentified coin with you at
http://coincollectorsofindore.blogspot.com/

Please have a look and comment.
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« Last Edit: November 03, 2008, 04:26:40 AM by Rangnath »

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Re: Unidentified Coin
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2008, 03:56:02 PM »
It's a copper Dam of Jalal al-Din Muhammad Akbar (AH963-1014/AD1556-1605), mint Qasbah Sherkot.
The coins of this mint appear with and without the mint epithet Qasbah (=Town). Your coin is with the mint epithet. Date seems to read AH98x , but the coin is in an too poor condition to read more on it.


(I took the liberty of posting Shariq's coin here for visual comparison purposes.  Rangnath)

The following then are three coins:
1. The coin posted on Shariq's web site.
2. The second coin is an identical example as the coin of Shariq Khan and has
the mint epithet Qasbah.
3. The third coin is an example of this mint without the mint epithet.
« Last Edit: November 03, 2008, 01:39:28 PM by Oesho »

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« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2008, 08:00:44 PM »
Jan,
  Which country are you saying that this coin is from,apart from being located in what is now India or Pakistan?

Aidan.

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Re: Unidentified Coin
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2008, 10:00:03 PM »
Akbar copper dams are some of the most difficult coins to read the legend on. Just for those who will try to read the legend, here an explanation of it.
On Akbar's copper dams the side with mint name is often regarded as the obverse and the side with the date, the reverse. Shariq's coin shows the written out date on the left image and the mint on the right image.The two other coins have the mint name on the left image and the written out date on the right.
Obv.(Legend is read from bottom to top): Zarb/Falus/Qasbah/Sherko/t  
Rev. (Legend is read from bottom to top): Sanah nohsad wa hashtad wa x  
(Struck copper coin at the town Sherkot / in the year 900 and 80 and x)
The last digit (always on the top of the coin) is on Shariq's coin not visible. On the second coin (with the epithet Qasbah) the last digit is most likely Char (= four), which makes the date AH 984.
On the third specimen the digit on the top is most likely Eek (= one) So this coin is dated AH 981.
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Re: Unidentified Coin
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2008, 04:24:11 AM »
Oesho, in order to follow convention, the coin of Shariq should be presented as below?
Richie

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Re: Dam of Akbar (AH963-1014/AD1556-1605), mint Hazrat Sherkot
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2008, 07:16:25 AM »
Thanks a Oesho once again for this detail information about these types of coin. The variety and various Die positions of Mughal Coins  makes them difficult to read and identify and only expert and experienced person like you is able to identify. I had read "Sher" of shairkot initially and thought its relation with "Sher Shah" but now things are very clear. I am delighted to know that I have many different types of Akbar's Dam.

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Re: Dam of Akbar (AH963-1014/AD1556-1605), mint Hazrat Sherkot
« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2008, 01:36:30 PM »
Reply from Shailendra Bhandare on the SACG.
Hi Shariq
Your website mentions the coin as of 'Hazrat Sherkot' mint - the
epithet is not 'Hazrat' but 'Qasbah'. The coins are well-documented.
cheers
Shailen


P.S.
As the legend is often partly visible on the Akbar's copper dams, I interprated the beginning of the epithet as beginning with an 'Khe' instead of 'Qaaf', which lead to an different conclusion. As Shailendra may have observed many more coins of this mint than I, I readily agree with his reading of Qasbah (= town).
It will accordingly be corrected in the replies above.

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Re: Dam of Akbar (AH963-1014/AD1556-1605), mint Hazrat Sherkot
« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2008, 02:31:19 PM »
I have more interesting coin of Akbar. I will share with you soon.
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Re: Dam of Akbar (AH963-1014/AD1556-1605), mint Hazrat Sherkot
« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2008, 03:27:37 PM »
A very interesting discussion is going on at following yahoo group. Please get benefited with it.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/southasia-coins/message/13805


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Re: Dam of Akbar (AH963-1014/AD1556-1605), mint Hazrat Sherkot
« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2008, 07:22:55 AM »
Oesho, such posts are extremely useful to people like me, who are attempting to learn how to read similar coins. I thank you immensely.