Scarce bronze falus struck possibly struck by an unknown "Mahmud" in the early 1560's, Malwa Sultanate, India (M260var/261 hybrid)

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Inscriptions on both sides: Fi al-tarikh (date off flan) / Mahmud.. abu'l fadl. Thick square planchet. 15mmx16mm, 7.3 grams. "The Coins of the Indian Sultanates" 260var/261; Rajgor -.

The coin has the obverse of M260 but the reverse of M261, perhaps indicating that these were struck in the same time. This enigmatic type was probably issued in the period after the initial deposition of Baz Bahadur and the time when he regained the throne, or during some other even in these times when Malwa was overrun by the more powerful neighbours.This would suggest that a certain Mahmud (Mahmud of Gujarat?) took over the governemtn between the reigns of Baz Bahadur. Interesting and enigmatic coins