Akbar dam Dagoan Mint AH1011

Started by bart, February 13, 2011, 01:39:50 PM

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bart

I received this coin from a friend, who doesn't know nothing about.
I don't have a clue myself, not of the time nor the place it could have been minted.
Diameter is between 19 and 19.5 mm, weight is about 20 grams. Thickness is 9 mm.

Thanks to all who contribute.

Bart

Oesho

It looks like an Akbar Dam, but could not straight away say, of which mint. One thing I way say that the top illustration should be rotaded by 180 degrees. The bottom image by 90 degrees clockwise.

bart

Thanks a lot for your information, Oesho.

So, they should be rotated like this:

Oesho


asm

Dear Oesho,

Is there enough info either part of the date or mint name on the coin? I am unable to make head or tail of this coin except that it is a Dam of Mughal Emperor Akbar.

Amit
"It Is Better To Light A Candle Than To Curse The Darkness"

Oesho

Dear Amit, I have the same problem and without enough reference works, it is hard to identify.
Both sides of the coin show irrigularities which I can't explain at this moment.

saro

Sorry for this late replay...this coin is a dam of Akbar from Dogaon mint : only a part of legend is on the flan but we can see the "GA" of Dogam (= Dogaon) in the lower part; the "alif" (of al khalifat) in the "wa"" of the word "falus" is characteristic, so that the "re" upon the "sin" of the same word ("re" od "dar").
The full legend reads : zarb falus dar al-khalifat Dogam. On reverse the date is of the most difficult to read...but should be "1011" in letters : "ik hazar wa yazdah" (thousand and eleven). Valentine shows a similar coin with same date, but for a half dam : (n°83 p.101 / copper coins of India) : photo joined.
The dams of this mint are common but this variety isn't I think, and is a nice example of difficulty for identification...
"All I know is that I know nothing" (Socrates)

Figleaf

Brilliant, Saro! This thread is an instant classic. Thanks.

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

bart

Thanks a lot, Saro! As Figleaf puts it: it is brilliant the way you discribe the legend on the coin together with the missing parts of the legend. Waaw!

Bart

saro

You are both too kind ! but we  have mainly to thank Mr W.H. Valentine for his marvellous work still up-to-date...
"All I know is that I know nothing" (Socrates)