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Re: Turkmenistan: post-Soviet coinage
« Reply #15 on: March 18, 2016, 01:14:07 PM »
The reverse of the bimetallic 1 manat coin of 2010. More motifs.
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« Reply #16 on: March 18, 2016, 01:14:57 PM »
Finally, the reverse of the bimetallic 2 manat coin of 2010. I find it fascinating to see all these motifs close up. They appear in different numbers on different coins: four, six, eight, ten.
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Re: Turkmenistan: post-Soviet coinage
« Reply #17 on: March 18, 2016, 08:53:31 PM »
You transcribe the denomination on the 1993 series as tennesi, which is how it is put in KM and wrong. There is a diacritical mark on the two letters N: TEŇŇESI. This is pronounced as tengesi. On later coins, the denomination is TEŇŇE, correctly transcribed as tenge. I strongly suspect the two denominations are just two different ways to form the plural.

The denomination is obviously related to the Russian denomination denga (½ kopeck), which has roots in South Asia (tanga, tanka), the Himalaya states (tenkh) and ultimately China (teng se: scales or weight.)

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« Reply #18 on: March 18, 2016, 09:03:49 PM »
You transcribe the denomination on the 1993 series as tennesi, which is how it is put in KM and wrong.

I suppose it reminded those KM Americans of "Tennessee". Anyway, I have corrected it now.  ;)
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