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Offline kats17

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Persian Julus formula
« on: December 11, 2014, 12:34:30 AM »
Hi I was wondering what exactly does
Persian Julus (formula)
Mean?

I am finding this description in standard catalogue of South Asia coins

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Re: Persian Julus formula
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2014, 01:17:06 AM »
It is synonymous with Regal Year.  For instance, it might say sana shesh julus.  And that means in "Regal Year 6" or 6th year of reign...
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Re: Persian Julus formula
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2014, 01:19:58 AM »
Thanks Quant
I was breaking my head
You couldn't have made it simpler ;)

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Re: Persian Julus formula
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2014, 01:41:39 AM »
No problem.  I have been meaning to transcribe some of my Mughal coins, but time is what prevents me  :-\.  I'll see if I can do something this weekend and post it.  That should help in regards to reading some of these coins.  Krause does a poor job in this regards...


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Re: Persian Julus formula
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2014, 01:44:32 AM »
You can perhaps create a PDF file as booklet for noobs like me

The hammered coins seem to hold so many secrets :)

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Re: Persian Julus formula
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2014, 02:03:36 AM »
There are already several good books on this subject that are freely available.  The legends have been deciphered with meanings on most of the coins.  It just that most beginners don't know about them or if they do, don't bother reading them.  It all depends on the degree of collecting.  Consider the snippet from Catalogue of coins in the Panjab Museum, Lahore (1914), Volume II in the attachment.  It briefly goes over the Julus description of the coins.  This book can be downloaded from archive.org and is solely focused on Mughal coins.

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Re: Persian Julus formula
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2014, 02:30:49 AM »
Yes I got the book recently from online digital books of India

Will read it when I get time

Tnx Ram