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Cambay Region counter stamped paisa coin ,
« on: April 17, 2019, 03:30:01 PM »
Year -18th Century,
Denomination - Paisa,
Weigh - 10.08 gram
Obv: Counter mark of Trishul (Trident)
Rev: Counter mark of english Alphabet " P "
Condition - Very fine both counter marks cg clearly seen

This mark are counter stamped on shah alam 2nd mint probably ahmedabad

According to Dr. Sailen Bhandare, This is an unattributed coin from the Gulf of Cambay region - coins like this bearing small countermarks were struck there in early 18th century and mintmarks show links with the Nawabs of Cambay, Bhaunagar, Gaikwads of Baroda and EIC. Various countermarks that come to my mind in this series are:
letters - Nagari letters Shri, Baa, Ga, Ja, Pa, 'Shri Saav/Savva'; English letters 'P ' 'E', 'B', 'GB'; Farsi word 'Shah'
weapons - battle-axe, small sword/dagger, trisul
other marks - small crescent, circle with a dot, small dot

Any further comments, information, clarity etc is welcome.

Muhammad sarwar khan
Madhya pradesh

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