(Possibly) Chitor copper: Mewar State

Started by bart, April 02, 2007, 11:08:14 PM

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bart

I have 3 small indian (I presume) coins I don't have a clue what they are or where they come from.
Any ideas are very welcome.

The first coin measures about 12 x 14 mm.

bart


Rangnath

Hi Bart,
Where did you find it? 
I haven't a clue where it's from.  If it is Nagari script,  the letter with the dot underneath could be a t sound.  But then the dot underneath doesn't make sense. 
Richie

bart

Hi Richie,

Thanks for your reply.
I found those 3 coins in a junk box from a person who has lived some years in Hyderabad. I bought from him some very nice Hyderabad coins too.

bart

Rangnath

Hi Bart,
I don't know if you're interested, but I just posted a message in the "Swaps" section. 
Richie

Overlord

I think I see part of a trident on the reverse. Could it be one of the coins struck by local coppersmiths in Chitor (listed under Mewar in my catalog)?

Oesho

What's the weight of the coin?

mtayal

Second coin appears to be Maratha sultanate coin or Bhopal State Sikander Begam coin

Oesho

I had the impression that (despite the different sizes) it is one and the same coin.
I feel (if the weight coincides with it) more for the attribution by Overlord.

bart

Thanks for the comments!

This is indeed obverse and reverse of the same coin.
I am afraid my pocket balance went broke, so I can't weigh the coin at the moment.

bart