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Offline coinlover

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Double Karshapana of Sivalananda
« on: December 31, 2014, 09:59:55 AM »
This is a coin of Sivalananda from my collection.
Diameter = around 30 mm.
Weight = 17.44 gm.
Material = Lead
Sivalananda belonged to "Chutus of Banavasi" dynasty. His time was around c. 175-280 CE.

Can anybody please help in deciphering the Brahmi script ?

Anjan
« Last Edit: August 12, 2016, 02:48:22 PM by coinlover »

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Re: Coin of Sivalananda
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2014, 12:46:58 PM »
In this case you would start with the "Va" that is the easiest recognizable triangular character at 12 'o clock. From there you can fill in the other characters. Something like this:

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Re: Coin of Sivalananda
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2014, 12:52:54 PM »
Excellent photo, excellent overlay. I am wowed.

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

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Re: Coin of Sivalananda
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2015, 05:52:29 AM »
Thank you THCoins, thank you Peter.

Anjan

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Re: Coin of Sivalananda
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2016, 01:57:37 AM »
I think this is a double karshapana/double lead unit of Sivalananda as the weight is over 15 grams. Recent books say, if weight is 9-15 grams, taken as single lead unit / single karshapana and if more than 15 then it is taken as 2 karshapanas.

Now fractions (weight 3 - 7 grams) found are mostly without inscriptions i believe..Please correct me if i am wrong.

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Re: Coin of Sivalananda
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2016, 02:47:08 PM »
Thank you. I am changing the Header accordingly.

Anjan