Gwalior Rupee: Isagarh mint?

Started by Rangnath, November 12, 2008, 10:09:30 PM

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Rangnath

I'm not sure what I am seeing with this coin.  The reverse appears to match Lingen and Wiggins, "Coins of the Sindhias" Isagarh Mint # 08. The "J" seems denote Jankoji Rao Sindhia, 1833 to 1843.  But the obverse?  The symbol on the left appears to be a combination of bow and arrow pointed down with a flower and or trident. Perhaps the coin was struck from two dies?  I tried turning it upside down, but that doesn't seem to work either.  LW #08 is listed as "not dated".  And this coin seems to have something of a reynal date.  Nor can I find its like in the standard catalog.
Richie

BC Numismatics

Richie,
  That is a very nice coin that you've got there.The regnal year don't appear on quite a few coins,as they have been struck with dies that are bigger than the planchets themselves,which is why notes are given in Krause that dates are off the planchet.

Aidan.