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Offline capnbirdseye

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Falus, Afghanistan? 4.23g
« on: June 13, 2014, 05:36:56 PM »
Not sure of this one although it's probably Afghanistan rather than Sikh
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Re: Falus, Afghanistan? 4.23g
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2014, 07:05:03 PM »
I would certainly agree, first impression is Afghanistan. Can not give you a specific attribution however, sorry..

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Re: Falus, Afghanistan? 4.23g
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2014, 11:13:53 AM »
Dear Vic, I possess a similar coin with a fraction of a word in the lower part, under "falus". I don't think it could be a mintname.
On yours, only a dot  is present.
Afghan origin is highly probable (Herat ?)

this coin weighs 5,72g, a little heavier than your coin, but for afghan falus weights show variations.
« Last Edit: May 27, 2018, 10:46:00 PM by saro »
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Re: Falus, Afghanistan? 4.23g
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2014, 11:27:01 AM »
Dear Vic, I possess a similar coin with a fraction of a word in the lower part, under "falus". I don't think it could be a mintname and I intend to read it as "nisf" which could give "half falus"?
On yours, only the dot of "N" is present.
Afghan origin is highly probable (Herat ?)

this coin weighs 5,72g, a little heavier than your coin, but for afghan falus weights show variations.

Very similar indeed! I can't find one like this in Valentine as far as the leaf design goes although I have others that are not listed there either, I might put it on zeno & see if anything pops up
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Re: Falus, Afghanistan? 4.23g
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2014, 02:15:46 PM »
I add a picture of the lower part of the coin which better shows the script of what I think : "NiS(F) / half ??
(unfortunately with a stroke due to a shock on the letter "sad": "s")
« Last Edit: May 27, 2018, 10:46:48 PM by saro »
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Re: Falus, Afghanistan? 4.23g
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2016, 02:06:01 PM »
Just adding to the collection... I have a word above on this which is not on the other two.
Almost twice as heavy at 7.6g
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Re: Falus, Afghanistan? 4.23g
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2016, 02:13:02 PM »
two more -
6.6g and 6.7g
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Re: Falus, Afghanistan? 4.23g
« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2020, 07:50:07 PM »
Hi all - does my coin belong to the same category or is it Sikh or a Loharu KP?
Unable to provide weight currently. Thanks!
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Re: Falus, Afghanistan? 4.23g
« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2020, 02:00:28 PM »
With rotations of both faces, for me, this last coin looks like a Sikh paisa; aren't they  Gurmukhi letters on right picture ?
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Re: Falus, Afghanistan? 4.23g
« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2020, 07:34:18 PM »
Thanks Saro.

Doesn't seem to be Gurmukhi to me (I know how to read Gurmukhi legends). I was rather hoping it would be persian/farsi!
If not the latter, then this could be most probably be attributed to Loharu which was a private mint and famous for minting Sikh imitation coins with corrupt Gurmukhi legends.

Another potential attribution is Herrli 05.07.11 which lists a similar coin, but the persian inscription remains unread!
 
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