Author Topic: Shah Jahan (AH1037-1068/1628-1658AD), Dam, Bairata mint, KM#206.2  (Read 1659 times)

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Mass=20.5 g

Obverse Sahib Qiran Sani (Second Lord of the Favourable Conjunction of the Planets)



Reverse Zarb Bairat Sanat ... (Struck at Bairat in the year ....)


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Re: Shah Jahan (AH1037-1068/1628-1658AD), Dam, Bairata mint, KM#206.2
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2009, 09:04:15 PM »
Thanks Overlord.
The writing of "Bairat" looks like the caligraphy of a medical doctor: lazy with an economy of energy!
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Re: Shah Jahan (AH1037-1068/1628-1658AD), Dam, Bairata mint, KM#206.2
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2009, 12:26:47 AM »
Overlord strikes again. My impression from your impressive reconstruction is that either something may still be missing or the die wasn't round? Or maybe the missing date was two digits only?

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Re: Shah Jahan (AH1037-1068/1628-1658AD), Dam, Bairata mint, KM#206.2
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2009, 04:25:04 PM »
This style of writing is often called Tughra script. I'm not sure if the term can be applied to describe the calligraphy on this coin, but this coin of Hydreabad is an excellent example.
Peter, these coins did include the complete AH year, as seen in this example.

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Re: Shah Jahan (AH1037-1068/1628-1658AD), Dam, Bairata mint, KM#206.2
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2009, 05:19:06 PM »
I am not trying to be difficult, but trying to form at least a mental picture of what the whole die looked like. Is there another word below zarb and the date?

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Re: Shah Jahan (AH1037-1068/1628-1658AD), Dam, Bairata mint, KM#206.2
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2011, 06:42:59 AM »
Is there another word below zarb and the date?
Peter
Sanat, as seen in this example.