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Modern Asian coins, pseudo coins and trade tokens => Japan, North and South Korea => Topic started by: carpatic on January 25, 2020, 12:06:45 PM

Title: help attributing - small silver with goddess: Japanese Mameita Gin
Post by: carpatic on January 25, 2020, 12:06:45 PM
Hi. This one has 3.61g, 10 mm diameter and 4 mm thick. Looks like debased silver ( the copper content is more visible at the high resolution scan than in hand)
Resembles to me the coins of Kashmir devas but I could not find a match. I would appreciate your help
Title: Re: help attributing - small silver with goddess
Post by: Finn235 on January 27, 2020, 09:11:31 PM
It's a bit rough, but I think your coin is a Japanese mameita gin.

See:
https://coins.ha.com/itm/japan/world-coins/japan-ansei-mameita-gin-nd-1859-65-jnda-969-km-8a4-301-gm-about-xf-this-is-the-variety-with-daikokusama-god-of-plenty-/a/351-13715.s?ic4=GalleryView-Thumbnail-071515
Title: Re: help attributing - small silver with goddess
Post by: carpatic on January 28, 2020, 04:45:26 AM
Wow great lead, thank you.
I was not expecting Japan.
Now the challenge gets another twist as I am looking to find a match of the Mameita-gin coins which were minted for 250 years:
Zeno - Oriental Coins Database - Mameita-Gin (https://www.zeno.ru/showgallery.php?cat=1527)
Title: Re: help attributing - small silver with goddess
Post by: carpatic on January 28, 2020, 05:07:24 AM
I would incline more to Bunsei era: Zeno - Oriental Coins Database - Bunsei Mameita-gin, 1820-1837 (https://www.zeno.ru/showgallery.php?cat=12232)
Still the still is rougher than the usual ones but I see that there was a lot of variation