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(26d) or with another

unread word (26e).

In semicircles com (?)-Jo (?) - Jasongue Two of the coins show a square counter-struck die (fig. 26d), with

في التاريخ

سنه خمسين تسعمایه

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The two words after 'adl probably contain a name which I am unable to identify. At the time of the date of the coin several dynasties were contending for the possession of Kāsbghar, e.g., the Bukhāra rulers, the Mongol Khāns and the Donghlat Amirs.

(2) Sulaimān Khaqan (?); 52 coins, copper; not in the British Museum Catalogue; with neither mint nor date; weight 26-116 grs., average 60 grs.; size 1-1.4". From M. 2, M. 3, M. 4, M. 6, G. 5, G. 7, G. 10. Two varieties, as follows:

First Variety.
37 coins. Plate I, figs. 32–35.
Obverse.

Reverse.
Within two concentric circles Octagonal area within a
with dots between them.

circle, with fleur de lys
in the segments.

all (sic)

الا الله الا الله وحده لا شريك له محمد رسول

المستعصم سلیمان (2) قدر

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Second Variety.

15 coins. Plate I, fig. 31.
Obverse.

Reverse,
The same as

Area as on obv.
1st var.

Legend as on 1st variety, (3) Masaʻūd (?); 17 coins, copper; not in British Museum Cat-1logue; mint and date lost with margin; weight 34-92 grs., average 70 grs.; size 0·0825–1.25". From M. 2, G. 7. Plate II, fig. 26 and 30. Obverse.

Reverse. Area in double-lined circle.

Area in double-lined circle. ut all y

ge lanowo (?)

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(?) الحواله

Inscribed margin nearly

Margin, inscribed with date, obliterated, only webel .. Op

nearly obliterated, apparentvisible.

ly 977 in words. (4) Six coins; copper; similar to No. 2. Not read.

(5) Ten coins; copper, of 8 different kinds ; unread; five of them shown in Plates I, 7 and 23, II, 24, III, 13 and 14. Two from G. 4.

(6) Two coins; silver; in very indifferent condition; unread; apparently Mongol issues. Weight 30 and 21 grs., size 0.9" and 0.83". From M. 2.

(7) One coin; gold; mint and date lost with margin; weight 75 grs. ; size 0.83”. Plate III, 16.

J. 1. 9

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Inscribed margin, almost

Margin inscribed with date, entirely obliterated and

almost entirely obliterated, illegible.

only div visible.

(i) Line of Shaibān. Iskandar; 1 coin, silver, with a loop for suspension ; apparently similar to British Museum Catalogue, Vol. VII, Nos. 135 and 145; mint and date obliterated (reign 1560-1583 A.D.); weight 62 grs., size 1.25". Plate III, 12. Obverse.

Reverse.
Square area.

Eight-foil area
with two five-rayed stars.

لا اله الا الله محمد

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رسول الله

...lf. Suel

.... ☆ ai Margin entirely obliterated.

Margin nearly obliterated, only wrio [gal ] at bottom visible.

VIII. Modern Torki Coins.

(18th and 19th centuries). There are altogether 18 of these coins which fall into the following three classes,

(a) Khāns of Khoqand. Apparently Shāh Rukh II; 1 coin, copper; mint Khoqand; date lost, but should be 1184 H. (=1770 A.D.); not in British Museum Catalogue ; weight 58 grs. ; size 0.66”. Plate I, fig. 28. Obverse.

Reverse.
Double-lined square area

Single-lined small
across another double-

cirular area within lined square, surround

broad ornamental ed by arabesques.

margin.

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Both areas within a double-lined circle, surrounded by a circle of dots.

(c) Coins of Yārqand. There are 14 of these coins. They are heart-shaped, and their legends are counter-sunk. There are three varieties, differing by the obverse legends ; the reverse legend of all (see Pl. II, 28, first figure on the left) is diöjlis wyne or mint Yārqand (or possibly disz! Yārkand). There is no date. Weight 107–132 grs.; size 0.75 x 0:5625". The obverse legends have not been read; two of them are shown in Plate II, 28; the third in Plate III, 17. One of them (Pl. II, 28, on extreme right) is, by Munshi Aḥmad Din, doubtfully read ule willige. This particular variety is the commonest. From M. 2, 3, 6, 9; G. 7, 10.

IX. MODERN Indian Coins. The total of these coins is 59. They are of a very great variety, as follows.

(a) British Coins. (1) East India Company; Sumātra ; 1 coin, copper; obv. Cock; rev, native legend, with date 1247 Ņ. (=1831 A.D.). See Indian Museum Catalogue, No. 12083, in Vol. II, p. 133.

(2) One is Anna piece of 1889. Copper. Obverse: Victoria Empress.

(6) Native States. (1) Bhūj; 1 coin, copper; weight 52 grs., size 0:6". Obv. in Nāgarī, round margin, Çri Khegār-ji Mirjā Mahārāo, in centre trident, with 1938 (Samvat) below it ( = 1882 A.D.). Rev., in Persian, zarb Bhūj, Victoria Quişar-i-Hind, in centre sanah 1882 (A.D.), with Rājpūt dagger below it. Plate II, fig. 31.

(2) Bhopal; 1 coin, copper, anna; mint Bhopal; date 1277 Ę. (= 1860 A.D.). See Journal, Asiatic Society of Bengal, Vol. LXVI, p. 270, Pl. XXXIII, fig. 57.

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