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Offline Husain Makda

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Mughal? Maratha? Forgery?
« on: February 14, 2013, 04:11:43 PM »
1st coin I had posted previously, but recently I bought another one with die variation, looks more like maratha immitation, but the place where it was minted known? And is it ever published  anywhere? Someone please help me attributing this coin. Thanks.
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Re: Mughal? Maratha? Forgery?
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2013, 04:16:01 PM »
I remember reading somewhere that Katak used the pseudo mint name SURAT.

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Re: Mughal? Maratha? Forgery?
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2013, 04:55:44 PM »
But Amit bhai I can niether find any refrence nor any more fotos to compare. I also read it somewhere that katak used pseudo name surat but that was in muhammad shah's reign.
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Re: Mughal? Maratha? Forgery?
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2016, 02:58:09 PM »
I am intrigued by the flat areas on top, like a hand-cut partial die used on a flan that was just a little too large. That would point to a contemporary forgery.

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Re: Mughal? Maratha? Forgery?
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2016, 08:37:03 AM »
....... That would point to a contemporary forgery.
On a recent post on Fb, Shailen Bhandare - considered an expert in the fielf of Maratha numismatics had sneered at the idea of Maratha imitation. He too had said (of a similar coin) - more likely a contemporary forgery.

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