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Other tokens and medals => Not used for payments => Religious and philanthropic medals => Topic started by: Treverer on August 29, 2020, 09:00:18 PM

Title: Unknown bronze
Post by: Treverer on August 29, 2020, 09:00:18 PM
Please help identify. I have no idea about this AE coin. Any help is welcome.
2,63 grams
12,8 mm
Title: Re: Unknown bronze
Post by: THCoins on August 29, 2020, 10:03:05 PM
Hi, this is a 19th century southern India "puveera" token.
Title: Re: Unknown bronze
Post by: Treverer on August 29, 2020, 10:21:52 PM
Thanks Anthony for your quick and clarifying reply!
Title: Re: Unknown bronze
Post by: Figleaf on August 29, 2020, 11:12:59 PM
How is a puveera token used?

Peter
Title: Re: Unknown bronze
Post by: THCoins on August 30, 2020, 10:17:37 AM
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How is a puveera token used?

I do not really know. I showed some in a previous thread (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,27730.0.html).
At the time i could find little historic information. "Pu" is the tamil character visible on the token. "Veera" in Tamil means brave or hero. Many temples in the region have a name starting with "Sri Veera..". I could not find which specific festival these tokens were associated with.