Enigmatic Copper: Malwa (?) copy of Ujjain coin (?), sword w/fixed date of 23

Started by Rangnath, July 24, 2009, 01:02:23 AM

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Rangnath

Seems to me that identifying this coin should be easy.  I thought it might be from Gwalior, but the sword curves in an unusual direction.  "23" is a comon enough frozen reynal year for Muhammad Akbar II.  But which state issued the 13.3 gram coin?
And then there is the countermark on the obverse.  I find that interesting in a copper coin. 
richie

Rangnath

I'll move this up to the front in order to keep it physically closer to its friends and relatives.
richie

Salvete

Even though 'He who sticks his neck out is asking for the chop' I will hazzard a guess that this is a mid-19th century inaccurate copy of a coin of Ujjain, which is also a bit under-weight.  Since everybody already knows my theories about such coins, that is probably all I should say.  Copied in the Malwa area, perhaps .....  ?
Salvete
Ultimately, our coins are only comprehensible against the background of their historical context.