Bhaunagar Dokdo.

Started by Rangnath, December 05, 2008, 05:05:23 AM

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This coin was presented as:

Huge paisa, ca.18th century - Marathas/Bhaunagar/Cambay, India

Notes:  Small countermark in shape of a persian inscription, otherwise blank / Blank. 19x18mm, very thick, 11.9 grams. These were listed as "uncertain" maratha coins in Wiggins & Maheswari book "Maratha Mints and Coinage" on page 194 (T24,25, 26), but I am told these are actually Bhaunagar/Cambay coins. 
This type with a mace instead of an inscription is rare.

The Standard Catalog describes C#15a as "copper, with the inscription  to Shah Jahan III (I have presented this in the reverse, it should have been the obverse.).  The Nagari "Sri" may be in relief or incuse, right-side-up or inverted".

Wow!  In other words, one should expect varieties! 

Is this coin one of those from Bhaunagar?  It does not appear to me to be a coin from the Maratha Confederacy or from Cambay, but my references are limited.
1. The Coin in question
2. C#15a from the Standard Catalog.



I can read Nagari "Sri" on the obverse, but that's about it.


Yes, I can read the "sri".  Mind you the letter underneath might be upside down, and either in Nagari script or Persian.  I thought that perhaps I can read "Julus" on the "reverse". 


The Right image clearly reads (Shah) Jahan - Bhaunagar coins were all issued in the name of Shah Jahan III.

So that settles the issue.

"It Is Better To Light A Candle Than To Curse The Darkness"


A clearer example  showing 'Shah Jahan' and also the mint name at top of reverse