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Offline Tariq

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Sultans of Dehli, D45, Shams al-Din Iltumish, Billon B&H Type Jital with VS Date

Posting some extremely rare coins of Shams al-Din Iltumish bearing date in Vikrami Samvat. As per GG some coins bears the VS date 1289 & 1290, but the date on this coins does not appears to be so.
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Very nice specimen ! And if these came from your uncleaned lot very nicely cleaned up also !
I do not really see the problem you see ? The first coin reads 1290, the second and third 1289 ? These are also in Tye's Jitals as Tye#386.25 and .26.
Maybe the problem is that you are expecting modern Devanagari numbers ?
I do not know exactly anymore where i got this from, but below is the table i used as a reference for how the number symbols were written in this era.

And just a quick grab to illustrate some other configurations.
« Last Edit: December 14, 2018, 11:19:22 AM by THCoins »

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Superb examples, I was reading the last digit as a 4 but now i see I was wrong
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Thank you very much Anthony. Now its clear. Yes the coins are from the same lot, cleaned them with lots of patience & experience  :)
« Last Edit: December 14, 2018, 07:36:22 PM by Tariq »