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Collecting coins => Fantasies => Topic started by: WillieBoyd2 on October 06, 2021, 04:13:30 PM

Title: British India Victoria Rupee identify Arabic Counterstamp
Post by: WillieBoyd2 on October 06, 2021, 04:13:30 PM
This coin is not mine and I only have a photograph of the obverse.

(https://www.brianrxm.com/posts/post_identify_victoria_rupee_arabic.jpg)
British India Victoria Rupee with Arabic counterstamp

I read the Victoria Rupee Arabic counterstamp as "Abu Dhabi".

Am I correct?

:)

Title: Re: British India Victoria Rupee identify Arabic Counterstamp
Post by: Manzikert on October 06, 2021, 05:30:06 PM
I believe most of these rupees counterstamped for Gulf states are modern fantasies.

Alan
Title: Re: British India Victoria Rupee identify Arabic Counterstamp
Post by: Figleaf on October 06, 2021, 05:30:22 PM
Similar counterstamps were once listed by Mitchiner, but more recent research has shown that they are modern fantasies made to order locally.

Peter
Title: Re: British India Victoria Rupee identify Arabic Counterstamp
Post by: WillieBoyd2 on October 06, 2021, 10:35:13 PM
Am I to assume that I read the counterstamp correctly?

:)
Title: Re: British India Victoria Rupee identify Arabic Counterstamp
Post by: Figleaf on October 06, 2021, 10:48:03 PM
Likely. Google translate says Abu Dhabi is أبو ظبي. Close enough, I think.

Peter