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Malwa issue in name of Akbar
« on: March 09, 2010, 11:24:39 AM »
This 13 x 14 mm coin weighs 6.2g. Is it a Mughal issue of Akbar or a Malwa coin?

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Re: Akbar? or Malwa issues in name of Akbar? 1
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2010, 02:10:56 PM »
It's a typical Malwa issue in the name of Muhammad Akbar.

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Re: Malwa issue in name of Akbar
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2010, 06:20:25 PM »
And the denomination of this fractional?  A half dam? A quarter dam?  Or was that not a particularly important question in the 16th century?
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Re: Malwa issue in name of Akbar
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2010, 09:44:05 PM »
During the later part of the Malwa Sultanate, the Falus of 64 rati 7.3-7.8 g (Mahmud III of Gujarat) which slowly decreased to about 7.0 g. Also later, issues in the name of Akbar and Jahangir, are of similar weight and could best be assigned as a Falus.

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Re: Malwa issue in name of Akbar
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2010, 10:08:59 PM »
So what is the time frame of this 16th century coin?
Or should I say can the time frame be narrowed down better than 16th century?

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Re: Malwa issue in name of Akbar
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2010, 10:34:47 PM »
Thanks Oesho.  This coin at 6.2 grams is then most likely a falus I suppose; too heavy for sure for a half falus.
I don't know enough to answer your question Dale. Baz Bahadur's reign was 1555 to 1561/2.   According to Goron and Goenka, the coins struck in the name of Muhammad (Bin Muzaffar) are "puzzling".  If this puzzle was the beginning, that occured in about 1555. 
There were too many contesting powers and independent governors to make this simple:  Gujerat, Malwa, the Suris, and the Moghuls. 
What a wonderful area for numismatic study!
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Re: Malwa issue in name of Akbar
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2010, 10:35:12 PM »
As I wrote earlier at one of these pages, Akber annexed Malwa in AH968 (AD1561). He passed away in AD1605, so the coins of this type may have been produced during this period.
During his 29th regnal year, however, Akbar created the Ilahi era. There are some coins, with a date of Ilahi yr. 46 (c. AD1600), which may be of Malwa origin. This may narrow the period, in which the Kalima type Malwa coppers were produced, to AD1561 to AD1600.

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Re: Malwa issue in name of Akbar
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2010, 10:37:51 PM »
 Thanks again Oesho.
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