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Offline asm

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Anonymous falus of Mughal period, Mint: Surat
« on: July 14, 2010, 12:34:28 PM »
I am not sure if there is enough information available on the coin to make any headway on it. Please help if possible.

Amit

Image modified on 16 July after the comments of Oesho.
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Re: Please help attribute.
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2010, 03:36:05 PM »
If you go to your Krause catalogue, and look at the illustration for KM.284.1, a heavy-weight half dam of Aurangzeb, Surat mint, you will see a coin very much like this one.  Unfortunately, I have been told that this is an incorrect illustration.  I do not think that comment is correct, but if some expert could tell us whether the illustration is correct, and if it is not - what is it a picture of - then we shall all have the answer to your query, Amit.  Perhaps Oesho can be persuaded to comment?  Heavy half dams of Aurangzeb should weigh about 10 grames, according to Krause - how much does this one weigh?

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Re: Please help attribute.
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2010, 12:17:29 AM »
Anonymous falus of Mughal period.
Obv.: Falus Mubarak (Ry.) (your right image)
Rev.: Zarb Surat (AH-date) (your left image)
These anonymous coins were mostly struck during the time of Aurangzeb

BTW, the right image need to be rotated by 90 degrees counter-clockwise.

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Re: Please help attribute.
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2010, 09:01:58 AM »
Thanks, Oesho
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Re: Anonymous falus of Mughal period, Mint: Surat
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2010, 10:33:48 AM »
Thanks Oesho. I have modified the image.

Amit
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