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Modern Asian coins, pseudo coins and trade tokens => Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet and Mongolia => Topic started by: jaabali on January 07, 2020, 04:06:31 AM

Title: Bhutan
Post by: jaabali on January 07, 2020, 04:06:31 AM
Dear members,
I recently inherited a few coins and would appreciate any inputs regarding attribution. The coin appears to be copper. My apologies for not having information about weight and size.

Thanks.
Title: Re: Please help with Attribution
Post by: Gusev on January 07, 2020, 09:20:33 AM
Right image - obverse, rotate 180 degrees.
Bhutan, Period III, c. 1865-1900 (Ma-tam, Che-tam), Cross on the left of ndra
Title: Re: Bhutan
Post by: Seeker55 on January 07, 2020, 03:15:55 PM
The denomination is a deb (half rupee). These are difficult to attribute, so I am impressed with Gusev's guidance.
Title: Re: Bhutan
Post by: Gusev on January 07, 2020, 04:20:24 PM
The denomination is a deb (half rupee).
No.
For copper coins, denomination is Ma-tam or Che-tam (when the weight is less than 2.7 grams).
For silver coins there will be a Deb rupee (see photo) ..
Title: Re: Bhutan
Post by: Seeker55 on January 07, 2020, 07:59:07 PM
I stand corrected. I was following the explanation in Krause, which apparently is in error.
I see there's an explanation of these denominations in Numista at
½ Rupee / Deb (Period III) - Bhutan – Numista (https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces15913.html)
Title: Re: Bhutan
Post by: Gusev on January 07, 2020, 08:46:27 PM
Krause and Numista have many mistakes.
See the Zeno professional numismatic website.