Kutch Dokda: C47

Started by Rangnath, June 09, 2008, 09:08:46 PM

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I'm really not sure what it is that I seeing: Persian or Nagari script or both. I might well some or all of this coin upsdie down. Can anyone shed some light on this one?


In persian Mohammed Akbar is readable and in devnagri "sri" is recongnised.


Thanks Shariq,
With that information, it became very much easier to identify the coin!
It is a dokda of Kutch minted during the reign of Desalji II, AH 1234 - 1277, 1818 - 1860 AD.
I wish that I could help you with your coin  :(


Today I saw a same sort of coin whose link is http://www.zeno.ru/showphoto.php?photo=58862&cat=all&ppuser=830

Where you can find some more details


In the various catalogs about these coins, viz.:
Krause Mishler and special publication like:
1)Coins of Kutch State,  by Rohit Damji Shah (Reesha Books International, San Jose 1999)
2)The coinage of Kutch, by Richard K. Bright (Dallas 1975)
3)Das Geld von Kutch, by Norbert Bartonitschek (Stolberg 1995)
4)The modern coinage of Kutch, by William L. Clarke (New York 1952)

As you may observe, sufficient literature to consult.

Bibliography corrected in red. Afrasi


Oh yes, much more than sufficient!
Thank you for the list.


All these books are pretty hard to find, though. I am lucky to have Richard Bright's book. It goes well beyond KM in describing the coins. Kutch is one of the easier to collect feudal states. My type collection is the largest of the Indian feudal states. Except for the coppers, most coins are also well struck and preserved.

An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.


That is exactly my situation also; though most of my Kutchi coins are milled. They must have been the gateway to India at one time to have minted so many.