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Modern Asian coins, pseudo coins and trade tokens => Central Asia and the Caucasus => Topic started by: jkk on September 20, 2019, 07:47:02 PM

Title: three south central Asian coins: are they the same, and what might they be?
Post by: jkk on September 20, 2019, 07:47:02 PM
The diameters vary from 15-16mm. I'd rather not puncture the flips but I'd estimate weight at about 4.5g each. To me they look like variations of the same issue, but I can't find that issue in Mitchiner after much comparison. On one I see numbers 134; on another I see an evident zarb, but I can't make out where that says it was minted.
(https://jkkelleydotorg.files.wordpress.com/2019/09/threecoinsobverse.jpg)
(https://jkkelleydotorg.files.wordpress.com/2019/09/threecoinsreverse.jpg)
Title: Re: three south central Asian coins: are they the same, and what might they be?
Post by: andyg on September 20, 2019, 08:35:30 PM
These are half Rupees from Herat (Afghanistan) - Ref KM#419
Title: Re: three south central Asian coins: are they the same, and what might they be?
Post by: Seeker55 on September 20, 2019, 09:01:30 PM
Good solve, andyg. Here's a picture from Zeno

Zeno - Oriental Coins Database - Herat 1306 AH, AR Qiran (https://www.zeno.ru/showphoto.php?photo=161512)

The 134 may mean AH 1304, because on the Zeno coin it says the zero is missing in its date 13(0)6
Title: Re: three south central Asian coins: are they the same, and what might they be?
Post by: jkk on September 20, 2019, 09:12:27 PM
That makes sense about the dates. Krause comments on blundered dates in this issue. I see one from 1304, one off the flan, and one from 1307.

At least now I can stop repeatedly going through MWI to see what I missed. Thank you!