Author Topic: Kalima type rupee of Akbar, Mint:Ahmadabad, Dar al-Sultanat, AH 982, KM#80.2  (Read 882 times)

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Offline asm

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Please help attribute this Rupee of Akbar. AH 982.

Amit
« Last Edit: December 29, 2009, 06:09:34 AM by asm »
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Re: Kalima type rupee of Akbar, Ah 982.
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2009, 11:27:40 PM »
An excellent example of a rupee of Ahmadabad, Dar al-Sultanat  Ref.: KM#80.2
It is very rare to find rupees of this type, that show almost the complete mint and epithet.

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Re: Kalima type rupee of Akbar, Ah 982.
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2009, 02:46:49 AM »
Looking at this coin gives me great pleasure Amit.  Thanks for posting it.
I always look for symbolism.  If this had been a "modern" coin, the dots that form the squares on both sides would have been symbolic in number representing the number of provences, the number of royal houses, an auspicious number, the number of elements,  the number which identifies the mint, the number of something.  These, however, appear to be completely random. I wonder why?
 
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Oesho,
Thank you for the attribution. I love the Kalima type coins of Akbar. The later Ilahi coins were good but were no match for these coins.

Richie,
You come up with some great points. I believe only an expert can answer your querry.

Amit
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Is this a similar coin but without the border of dots?
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