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Offline parimal

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Suspicious Delhi Sultanate coin
« on: October 11, 2015, 07:57:01 PM »
Hi,

Recently got this coin and I think it is a cast fake of Ala al-Din Muhammad Khilji Gold tanka GG# D221.
The surface does not seem right with two many small holes in the legend.
What you guys say?

wt : 10.62 gm
dia : 23.72 mm

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Re: Suspicious Delhi Sultanate coin
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2015, 08:21:11 PM »
Agree because of the surfaces and bubbles that this is likely a cast copy.
Note that there also is a G&G D228 described as "Tanka similar to gold type D221, but rather crudely engraved. Possibly a contemporary forgery"

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Re: Suspicious Delhi Sultanate coin
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2015, 08:42:59 PM »
Contemporary forgery????
It looks like a modern forgery, IMHO.
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Re: Suspicious Delhi Sultanate coin
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2015, 09:21:06 PM »
Looks modern indeed - notice how the flan appears to be perfectly circular.

How does the edge look?

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Re: Suspicious Delhi Sultanate coin
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2015, 03:16:09 PM »
Thanks for the replies. I also think it is modern forgery. I will post the pics of edge soon.

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Re: Suspicious Delhi Sultanate coin
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2015, 09:18:53 PM »
It does look cast, no sharp detail to the legends, I've been caught out with  about 4 modern forgeries in recent times although in every case I paid a really low price.

My latest one  :D is an interesting looking Sikh copper coin from a seller I've bought off before, the second I unpacked it I could see it was a fake, in fact a lazy fake because the edge shows the join & also clear file marks where the sprue was cut off. I paid peanuts & it's not worth the cost of returning it.

My other ones have been buffed around the edge to remove evidence of a join which I presume most forgers would do.

here is the edge of the sikh coin
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Re: Suspicious Delhi Sultanate coin
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2015, 07:42:46 AM »
Here are the pics of the edge.