Maratha Trisul Coin?

Started by Rangnath, April 07, 2008, 07:25:25 PM

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Rangnath

How does a copper coin have promise?  If it looks interesting enough to be from a "Princely" state which I do not have!  And this coin is definitely trying to talk to me.  I'm just not getting it.
Could that be a flag on the left?  In the name of Shah Alam II on the right?  The coin weighs 8.7 grams.
richie

Oesho

I have the idea that the symbol on the obverse is a trisul. Compare with the trisul paisa of the Bhonsla Rajas of Nagpur.

Rangnath

Hmm. There goes my sense of promise.
Sometimes,
the truth,
hurts.
richie

Salvete

Yes, Oesho, I see what you mean, and the nearest I can find is PPK's K49 paisas of Raghuji III, Nagpur mint, but others are similar.

Salvete
Ultimately, our coins are only comprehensible against the background of their historical context.