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Offline Saikat

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Akbar Rupee, Berar mint, Ilahi 4x, "Ram" in persian
« on: May 07, 2017, 03:37:28 PM »
Hi,

Akbar rupees of Berar sometimes comes with interesting mint marks. This one have a word "Ram" in Persian under the mint name.
Weight :11.41g
KM# 93.6

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Re: Akbar Rupee, Berar mint, Ilahi 4x, "Ram" in persian
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2017, 08:00:24 AM »
Superb coin and overlay Saikat
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Re: Akbar Rupee, Berar mint, Ilahi 4x, "Ram" in persian
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2017, 08:11:20 AM »
This is by far the best way to enjoy such a difficult, but interesting and well preserved coin. Thank you, Saikat.

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Re: Akbar Rupee, Berar mint, Ilahi 4x, "Ram" in persian
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2017, 06:04:27 PM »
Thank you. As I am not a reader of farsi, interpreting these coins act as a nice puzzle where you take bits and parts from many overlay and join to form a complete (sometimes!) coin.
This coin is very interesting to me as this is the first time a name of a Hindu God appeared in a Mughal coin. Or is it the name of the mint master/engraver?
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Re: Akbar Rupee, Berar mint, Ilahi 4x, "Ram" in persian
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2017, 09:15:09 PM »
I think that what you are reading as letters ra is part of the ornamentation of the flan ?

I'm fairly sure the alif  would not appear in the word ram written in Persian رم

I would suggest that perhaps the mim is the initial of the engraver?   mintmarks usually do appear in this same same place, often a star or a bird

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