Author Topic: Akbar, Kalima type rupee, AH 966, Kalpi mint, Ref.: IMC #206; LMC #545  (Read 1484 times)

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This rupee of Akbar is dated AH 966. I am unable to read any mint name on it (nor did Overlord see any). Is it possible to attribute the coin from the style or the mint mark?
Amit
« Last Edit: April 23, 2010, 09:11:22 PM by Rangnath »
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Re: Akbar, Kalima type rupee, AH 966, Please help attribute
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2010, 01:07:08 PM »
Can this coin be attributed?

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Re: Akbar, Kalima type rupee, AH 966, Please help attribute
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2010, 03:12:18 PM »
Mint is Kalpi.
Ref.: IMC #206; LMC #545

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This is a VERY enjoyable coin Amit.
Oesho, thanks so much for identifying the mint.  But how did you do it?  I can not find it!
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But how did you do it?  I can not find it!

The mint is located in the margin below the emperor's name (the reverse). The right symbol may be a part of Zarb. To the left is a sloping line, directly followed by a vertical line (perhaps even two).
Than you start combining, the sloping line and the vertical line may be the compound symbol Ka. When there is possibly a second vertical line, one must be a Lam: Ka-l. After this it requires not much fantasy to look for Kalpi and when the published specimen are identical (showing the date in the same position and similar marks and calligraphy) its is Kalpi.

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Well, at least I knew WHERE to look, but I had difficulty with the Zarb.  I guessed that the Zarb would be about there, but could not see beyond that. Thanks for the explanation. Now it makes sense to me.
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Dear Oesho,

Thank you very much for the attribution and the help in how to read the name.

Since I have catalogued all my coins in the KM serials, would this be a 80.11? I did not find an immage on Numismaster and even on Zeno there is no immage.

Do these coins have just the mint name or is the mint epithet also there?

Amit
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