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Offline paultess

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Any help would be appreciated
« on: August 17, 2013, 02:05:43 AM »
Amongst a slew of hard to identify coins there are 3 I would like to ask for help on. I have labeled them with great originality:
Brass coin
Coin 1
Coin 2

Brass coin 19mm. 4-5 gramm.
Coin 1 irregular but 18 -20mm. 8-9 gramm,
Coin 2 18 -19 mm. 11-12 gramm.

The weights  are not very accurate.
Brass coin
One suggestion I received - Not sure what it was before someone put a hole in it, but it seems to read GVLIELMUS so a William III something? 10.6 suggests a(n unofficial) half-guinea coin weight.

First coin
Appears to have the crest of the East India Company. If it's about 2cm across possibly a Bombay 2 pice from 1772 (one year issue) I am researching this, it looks promising - http://museumvictoria.com.au/collections/items/68328/coin-2-pice-bombay-presidency-india-1773

Second coin
A Mughal "Dam" or "half Dam" ?

Any other help greatly appreciated.
paul

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Offline Figleaf

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Re: Any help would be appreciated
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2013, 02:38:27 AM »
These three would go on three different boards, Paul. Could you post them separately, please?

Number one is a counter, converted to possibly a tool check.
Number two has the EIC logo on one side, a crown on the other. Your id may well be correct.
Number three is one for the real experts.

Peter
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Re: Any help would be appreciated
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2013, 03:38:23 AM »
The third one is the Maratha Paisa issued in the name of Chhatrapati. The legend reads, Chhatrapati (on one side - lower image) Shri Raja (Shiv is off the flan) (on the other - the top image)

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