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More Ramatankas (I think)
« on: November 08, 2012, 09:05:42 PM »
I believe the first one is Rama & Laksman, fixed date 1740?/Rama, Sita & the brothers
Second, Hanuman? Rama, Sita & the brothers.
The third I can't work out at all. Hanuman?

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Re: More Ramatankas (I think)
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2012, 10:36:03 PM »
The third I can't work out at all. Hanuman?

Yes, Hanuman jumps 300 miles high to catch the sun.

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Re: More Ramatankas (I think)
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2012, 06:15:15 AM »
Nice collection of ramtanka types.
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« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2012, 06:27:12 AM »
Very nice! :)

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Re: More Ramatankas (I think)
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2012, 10:26:57 AM »
Thank you. They are better than usual, but the first two were probably struck yesterday.
The third may be a lot older, the wear pattern feels real and the dirt is genuinely ingrained. Can anyone clarify the other side of No. 3?
My interpretation is: Rama seated. Lakshman with parasol and possibly Shatrughan to the right. Who is the other figure?

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« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2012, 10:50:37 AM »
Compare the other side of the token with this wiki picture:



Raman with Sita on the throne, their children Lava and Kusha on their laps. Behind the throne, Lakshamana, Bharata and Shatrughna stand. Hanuman bows to Rama before the throne. Valmiki to the left.

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Re: More Ramatankas (I think)
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2012, 11:05:09 AM »
Thank you Aditya.

That's a very crowded throne.

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« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2012, 02:11:05 PM »
You seem to have good interest in these temple tokens, very nice collection! 8) It's really very hard to say when these were produced but looking at the scans, they seem to be quite old. (but not as old as struck in 1740 :D)

How do you get these? In junk lots? In India, you can get them easily, but in UK they must not be so common...also, what metal is it? Low silver? ???

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« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2012, 03:12:10 PM »
My first home in the UK was in Southall where I lived for nearly 15 years and my oldest friend Satwant calls me an honorary Punjabi. I did pick up a great number of IPS coins when I lived there, but no temple tokens. They're not particularly difficult to find in areas with high density populations from the sub-continent but there's very little variety. I've never found an Islamic token here other than through specialist dealers and the three shown here were from ebay.
No. 3 is probably low grade silver, the others possibly some form of nickel alloy.
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« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2012, 04:15:14 PM »
My first home in the UK was in Southall where I lived for nearly 15 years and my oldest friend Satwant calls me an honorary Punjabi.

But from what I know , your Indian links stretch much further back  :)

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« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2012, 04:37:16 PM »
My wife's family are Anglo-Indian, my family French-South African.

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Re: More Ramatankas (I think)
« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2013, 01:44:20 PM »
Hi

I am attaching a screenshot of my ram tanka coin.
Can someone please tell me how to identify if this is a recent duplicate or an old coin, and genuine / fake?

I intend to sell the same if it can get me a decent price, so any help in pricing it is also beneficial.

Thanks
Rohit

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« Reply #12 on: January 29, 2013, 02:14:28 PM »
Please do not post the same scan (and same question) everywhere. One post is more than enough. I have removed scans from other topics.

As far as your question is concerned, your Ramatanka is worth Rs 50 (max). It's not gold or gold plated.

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