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Jahangir dam of?
« on: November 02, 2014, 01:40:27 PM »

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Re: Jahangir dam of?
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2014, 02:37:46 AM »
Perhaps an opportunity to invent a liddlesque reading. (Shah)r Bat(hinda) anyone?   :D Or is that "R" for Robin and "bat" for Batman?  ;D

Seriously, I can't seem to find any mint name that fits.  :-\

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Re: Jahangir dam of?
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2014, 07:26:35 AM »
Tata has been suggested, but the characters before it still pose a problem.

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Re: Jahangir dam of?
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2014, 12:27:07 PM »
Now, Bairata has been suggested. But I fail to follow the reading. "Ba-ye-ra"...where is the Alif  ???

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Re: Jahangir dam of?
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2014, 04:31:10 PM »
I would say Bairata too (isn't it a shadow "alif" in the middle?)
And did you notice the date (10)33 ? just over "zar" of zarb at bottom
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Re: Jahangir dam of?
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2014, 04:38:28 PM »
Thanks Saro. I even checked it under the USB microscope, and it just doesn't look like an Alif to me. It forms a little "bridge" with the next letter and looks more like "be". I was thinking maybe it was Bair(at) written like on the coin below (with a shorter "bridge"), but that leaves the word before it unexplained. All Bairata Dams I have seen have a very prominent Alif.


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Re: Jahangir dam of?
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2014, 04:41:08 PM »

And did you notice the date (10)33 ? just over "zar" of zarb at bottom
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Re: Jahangir dam of?
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2014, 04:47:36 PM »
For comparison, notice how clear the Alif is on the following (usual) Bairata example. It is also well clear of the "ra" immediately before it. Also, the AH year is above the mint name.

http://www.zeno.ru/showphoto.php?photo=119865


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