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Akbar - Copper 1/2 Dam- Two mints Gorakhpur and Kabul
« on: February 15, 2017, 04:57:57 PM »
I added two coins of Akbar to my collection recently. The picture courtesy to Auction catalogue. I own the coins now.

Coin 1: Akbar, Copper 1/2 Dam, 10.05g, Dar ul khilafat Gorakhpur, AH984.

Coin 2: Akbar, Copper 1/2 Dam, 10.11g, Kabul Mint, Ilahi Year 33 (KM# 23.4).

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Re: Akbar - Copper 1/2 Dam- Two mints Gorakhpur and Kabul
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2017, 08:58:00 PM »
Nice coins, I have two of the 1/2 dam of Kabul both RY 33 as do all the ones I've seen  the Dam is exceedingly rare and much sought after, WoC member saro has the only one I know of here
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Re: Akbar - Copper 1/2 Dam- Two mints Gorakhpur and Kabul
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2017, 04:54:33 PM »
I confirm for the dam of Kabul , it is still with me...
a nisfi of Kabul dated Ilahi 32 has been posted on WoC : here
"South Asian Coins" lists Ilahi 32, 33, 36, 41 & 42 ; I have never seen the 3 last dates  ???

 Dear Rameshgshenoy78, on your nice 1/2 dam of Gorakhpur, the date in digit is off and in persian words,  I am not able to read "چهار" to give 984 ?
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Re: Akbar - Copper 1/2 Dam- Two mints Gorakhpur and Kabul
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2017, 05:21:54 PM »
Sir, I will defer to you on this as i am not much of an expert on these coins.

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Re: Akbar - Copper 1/2 Dam- Two mints Gorakhpur and Kabul
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2017, 05:59:28 PM »
That needs to confirm but I think that the date in words is 982 AH.
The unit of the date:"do / two دو" should be written with two separated letters, it seems that here, they are linked ?
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Re: Akbar - Copper 1/2 Dam- Two mints Gorakhpur and Kabul
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2017, 06:21:17 PM »
I have a nice example of the Gorakhpur dam, this one came unidentified from the N. Rhodes collection of coins that didn't go to Spinks sale
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Re: Akbar - Copper 1/2 Dam- Two mints Gorakhpur and Kabul
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2017, 01:23:07 PM »
The date is indeed 984Ah.
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Re: Akbar - Copper 1/2 Dam- Two mints Gorakhpur and Kabul
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2017, 02:50:39 PM »
I have a nice example of the Gorakhpur dam, this one came unidentified from the N. Rhodes collection of coins that didn't go to Spinks sale
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Re: Akbar - Copper 1/2 Dam- Two mints Gorakhpur and Kabul
« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2017, 08:33:31 PM »
That needs to confirm but I think that the date in words is 982 AH.
The unit of the date:"do / two دو" should be written with two separated letters, it seems that here, they are linked ?
Please have a look at this. I think date is clear.

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Re: Akbar - Copper 1/2 Dam- Two mints Gorakhpur and Kabul
« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2017, 10:03:14 AM »
Exact ! here a picture of a dam on which the last unit of the date is nearly fully present .
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Re: Akbar - Copper 1/2 Dam- Two mints Gorakhpur and Kabul
« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2017, 06:03:09 PM »
This type in dar al khilafat gorakhpur comes only for 984Ah, 985Ah and 986Ah
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