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Offline mitresh

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Humayun: Silver Shahruki's, Dehli & Kabul mints
« on: March 21, 2014, 06:44:13 AM »
Humayun, Silver Shahrukhi, Dehli, First Reign, AH 937 / 1531 AD

The date on the coin ie AH 937 indicates it may be the first regnal year as Humayun's reign commenced from 26 Dec 1530.

Humayun, Silver Shahrukhi, Kabul, no date

Both coins have unusual flan shapes indicating perhaps the turbulence of his reign where mints didn't have time to check the flans rolled out in proper round shape before striking. The calligraphy is exquisite though as is the design element and layout. It is also fortunate that much of the legend is clear and visible with flat weaknesses around the edge typical on these coins restricted to only approx 10-15% vs much higher on most specimens (30-40%).
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Re: Humayun: Silver Shahruki's, Dehli & Kabul mints
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2014, 10:35:06 PM »
Maybe there is a connection between this being a year 1 coin and the shape. In another thread, I wondered about the speed with which coins for a new ruler appeared. I was told that issuing new coins was a top priority. This may explain that the flan was apparently rolled in only one direction. Haste.

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