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Offline capnbirdseye

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Ghurka Kingdom. Almora, Paisa of Chand rajas, RY19 of Shah Alam II AD1777

Trawled through KM Princely states trying to identify this, I'd seen it somewhere but couldn't find it until I looked at independant kingdoms


5.43g   AE19

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Re: Ghurka Kingdom. Almora, Paisa of Chand rajas, AD1777
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2012, 11:06:18 PM »
The mind is pleasantly tickled by the thought of a Ghurka handling this coin 300 years ago. I can't imagine a more intellectually satisfying hobby than coin collecting, especially at the price coins such as this one.

I do understand KM on the division of states into princely and independent. Their problems are Germany and India. Both offer a mind-boggling variety of political entities and satellite states and therefore the bulk of the coins in earlier century catalogues. From a point of view of finding a coin it makes sense to bunch them all together. From an encyclopedic point of view, you'd like to separate them out into more easy to grasp chunks. You can seek balance, but no solution will satisfy everyone.

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Re: Ghurka Kingdom. Almora, Paisa of Chand rajas, AD1777
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2012, 11:15:34 PM »
Those two symbols to the left of 19 are supposed to be the footsteps of Siva  8)
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Re: Ghurka Kingdom. Almora, Paisa of Chand rajas, AD1777
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2014, 03:30:39 PM »
 Almora, Nepalese occupation, Girvan Yuddha, Taca (Paisa), ND, featuring the 'Paduka' or footprints, c. AD1809-1815.
RGV#1370
Rev. "(1)866" above.
1866-57=1809 AD
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Re: Ghurka Kingdom. Almora, Paisa of Chand rajas, AD1777
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2014, 03:52:32 PM »
I got my original information from KM which is now known to be incorrect, I've since found three more of these coins along with other coins from Almora.
The footprints theory is odd as the feet are shown with just three toes so it's more likely to be the footprints of a Yeti  ;D ;D
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Re: Ghurka Kingdom. Almora, Paisa of Chand rajas, AD1777
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2014, 07:20:18 PM »
Dear  capnbirdseye.
In the catalog Krause mistake again - Photo coins does not meet the king.
To identify coins Almora (Nepal occupation) - see catalog Rhodes, Gabrisch, Valdettaro (RGV).
This catalog is 16 type Paise Almora (Nepal occupation).

Oskar Dyhrenfurth (German and Swiss mountaineer, geologist and Himalayan explorer) Saw five fingers on footprints Yeti.  :)
See footprints Shiva
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Re: Ghurka Kingdom. Almora, Paisa of Chand rajas, AD1777
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2019, 07:11:03 PM »
Gurkha Kingdom, Chand Raja, Copper Paisa, 5.10g, "Vishnu Pada", in the name of Shah Alam II, AH 1217/ RY 4, (KM# C#5).
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Re: Ghurka Kingdom. Almora, Paisa of Chand rajas, AD1777
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2019, 09:24:47 PM »
Gurkha Kingdom, Chand Raja, Copper Paisa, 5.10g, "Vishnu Pada", in the name of Shah Alam II, AH 1217/ RY 4, (KM# C#5).

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Correct:
Almora (Chand Rajas), Gurkha occupation (1790-1815), Taca (featuring the 'Paduka' or footprints), VS 1866 (1809 AD).

Obv. Blundered date "18" below
Rev. Date VS 1866 (1809 AD) above

RGV#1370
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Re: Ghurka Kingdom. Almora, Paisa of Chand rajas, AD1777
« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2019, 05:11:19 AM »
Thanks a ton for the correction.  I had just copied from the auction catalogue.