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Started by Rangnath, March 11, 2008, 04:29:28 AM
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Quote from: Rangnath on January 17, 2009, 05:02:41 PMBut what letter to you see to the Left of "Sh" in "Shiv"?richie
Quote from: numismatica on January 17, 2009, 05:37:02 PMIt resembles the "Shivrai" of Maratha dynasty.The words lettered on Shivrai are "Shri Raja Shiv Chatrapati".The wordings on this coin are looking similar to this.Aditya.
Quote from: Overlord on January 18, 2009, 05:28:47 AMYou are right Aditya. It is a "Shivarai" or "Chhatrapati" coin. These were struck over a long period and, as Richie observed, have several variations in terms of the words (and the spellings of the same), weight, size, and ornamentation. Most of these have Shivaji's name on the obverse, but some (which are much rarer) bear the names Sahu, Ram Raja, Raja Ram, and Sambhu. Only one type (Maheshwari/Wigguns T1) is thought to be struck during the reign of Shivaji.Ref.: Maratha Mints and Coinage by K.K. Maheshwari and Kenneth W. Wiggins