Author Topic: Akbar square half rupee: Ilahi 35, AD 1591/2, Month Bahman, KM63.1  (Read 2281 times)

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Offline Rangnath

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I think that you'll agree that this 5.8 gram coin is in very decent condition.
The obverse is again, typical of Ilahi dated coins in general and nearly identical with the Akbar Rupee posted earlier.

And now, on to the reverse!
At the top appears to be the date:  "45" with the five a varient of the Persian "5", at least that is my guess.  A look at Mughal Empire KM 90.1 in the standard catalog of 1601 to 1700 shows a coin I think is dated similarly.

If the Ilahi month is below the date, the month appears to be Bahman, the 11th month in the calandar. Is that simialar to our Sagittarius?
And the Mint?  To the left of the date is perhaps the begining of Ahmadabad. What do you think?
richie
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Re: Akbar square half rupee: Ilahi 45 or 1601/2
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2009, 04:24:46 PM »
Hi Richie

This coin is KM#63.1. The Ilahi month is indeed Bahman (Zodiac sign Aquarius) and the Ilahi year is 35. No mint name appears on these coins. Probably these are camp (Urdu) issues. The word to the left of the Ilahi year is "Ilahi".
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Re: Akbar square half rupee: Ilahi 45, AD 1601/2, Month Bahman, KM63.1
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2009, 06:28:44 PM »
Thanks for the verification! The info about Ilahi is just divine!  ::)
If I have to explain the joke, it is not funny.
Which reference did you use to find KM 63.1?
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Re: Akbar square half rupee: Ilahi 45, AD 1601/2, Month Bahman, KM63.1
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2009, 06:07:10 AM »
Which reference did you use to find KM 63.1?
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The Standard Guide to South Asian Coins and Paper Money Since 1556

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Re: Akbar square half rupee: Ilahi 45, AD 1601/2, Month Bahman, KM63.1
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2009, 03:19:36 PM »
Thanks Overlord.
Please take a look at the date.  I am able to read it as either a "3" or a varient of a "4". 
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Re: Akbar square half rupee: Ilahi 45, AD 1601/2, Month Bahman, KM63.1
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2009, 03:23:46 PM »
Here are a couple of examples with the same Ilahi year as yours:

http://www.zeno.ru/showphoto.php?photo=2692
http://www.zeno.ru/showphoto.php?photo=37786

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Re: Akbar square half rupee: Ilahi 45, AD 1601/2, Month Bahman, KM63.1
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2009, 06:19:51 PM »
The Ilahi year clearly reads 35.

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Re: Akbar square half rupee: Ilahi 35, AD 1591/2, Month Bahman, KM63.1
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2009, 07:39:36 PM »
I must say it feels very reassuring to be able to say to you  "thank you" once again Oesho. 
I'm delighted that you're back.
Thank you.
Richie