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Please attribute this coin
« on: January 02, 2015, 05:48:33 AM »
This is a sharukhi type coin of silver. Diameter = about 26 mm, thickness = 1.02 mm, weight - 3.88 grams.
Please identify this coin.

Anjan

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Re: Please attribute this coin
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2015, 12:51:01 PM »
See this thread and this thread. Apparently, the trick is to find date and mint. Have fun.

Peter
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Re: Please attribute this coin
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2015, 01:31:24 PM »
Peter,

I always feel the presence of a kind and understanding person whenever your reply comes. Thanks for taking the trouble of guiding me to the threads. But I find that all the sharukhis presented in those threads are very excuisitely calligraphed whereas the coin in my collection is rather crude. I need somebody to read actually the contents of the two sides. Can you please do that ?

Anjan

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Re: Please attribute this coin
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2015, 02:05:00 PM »
Judging such a question is even more difficult. Fortunately, we have plenty of experts on this forum. You will find their names in the threads linked to above. This is a busy time of the year for many people, for private reasons. Sometimes a personal message (PM) helps. To send a PM, click on the name of the person you want to write to and and click on "send PM" in the left sidebar. Fill in the form and click "send message". You can also wait a few days to see what happens.

Peter
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Re: Please attribute this coin
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2015, 04:53:33 PM »
I am not a specialist on these coins. But i have some concerns about it.
The design mostly resembles the Sharukhi of Babur, especially from Lahore. However the calligraphy seems off, some parts appear to me as mirrorred and i can not find my usual "anchors" of recognition (But that can be my Persian reading skills).
Also the flaking of the surface layer at the edges is not common for these i believe.
Best wait untill some of the better equipped members in this territory respond.

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Re: Please attribute this coin
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2015, 05:02:28 PM »
Calligraphy is so poor that it does not make any sense.

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Re: Please attribute this coin
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2015, 08:35:21 AM »
Though I am disappointed but still thank you very much for taking trouble.

Anjan