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Akbar, 1/2 Dam, Sukkar mint, Ilahi 46, Liddle#C55
« on: January 16, 2011, 07:43:21 AM »
Mass=6.6g

Does the mint name allude to Sikar in Rajasthan?

Obverse Falus Sikar



Reverse Sanat 46

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Re: Akbar, Falus, Sikar mint, Ilahi 46
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2011, 08:16:52 PM »
Probably not Sikar, but Sukkar in present Pakistan near Bhakkar.
See Andrew Liddle: Coinage of Akbar, type C-55.
« Last Edit: March 31, 2012, 06:08:12 PM by Oesho »

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Re: Akbar, Falus, Sukkar mint, Ilahi 46
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2011, 03:47:23 PM »
Thanks Oesho. Liddle's book is added to my list of books I need to get.

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Re: Akbar, 1/2 Dam, Sukkar mint, Ilahi 46
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2011, 04:21:22 PM »
The denomination, according to Liddle's book, is 1/2 Dam (reported mass=6.5 g). He reports only one date, Ilahi 42.

It appears the mint is pretty rare.  :)

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Re: Akbar, 1/2 Dam, Sukkar mint, Ilahi 46, Liddle#C55
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2011, 04:40:26 PM »
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It appears the mint is pretty rare.
Yes, definitely not a coin which you come across very often.

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Re: Akbar, 1/2 Dam, Sukkar mint, Ilahi 46, Liddle#C55
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2012, 12:16:31 PM »
Managed to find another. This one is dated (Ilahi)4(3 or 4).

Mass=6.7 g

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Re: Akbar, 1/2 Dam, Sukkar mint, Ilahi 46, Liddle#C55
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2012, 12:38:00 PM »
Total eye candy!! Amit these are totally awesome pieces!!
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Re: Akbar, 1/2 Dam, Sukkar mint, Ilahi 46, Liddle#C55
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2012, 06:17:52 AM »
Another one, dated Ilahi 46. A mini meteor seems to have crashed into this one.  :(


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Re: Akbar, 1/2 Dam, Sukkar mint, Ilahi 46, Liddle#C55
« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2012, 04:53:40 PM »
Meteorites, bah. With the edge so clear, you have another piece of the design. Your graphical analysis from almost 2 years ago has born out.

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Re: Akbar, 1/2 Dam, Sukkar mint, Ilahi 46, Liddle#C55
« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2012, 05:15:37 PM »
Very interesting and scarce coins !
 But I see no reason to class this coin as a "half dam" (A.Liddle) with a weight of 6,5 or 6,6g ? no dam of Akbar weighs 13g ....that should be better a 1/3 dam ?

The square shape and the weight are close to Malwa copper issues of Akbar which are said to have been struck according to a "Gujarat" standard and not as "half dams"  ???
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Re: Akbar, 1/2 Dam, Sukkar mint, Ilahi 46, Liddle#C55
« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2015, 09:55:28 AM »
Digging up this old thread to post a new coin. Akbar sikar ilahi 42. Wt-6.2gms. Struck to the malwa standard
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