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Re: Hindu Rulers of Kashmir
« Reply #105 on: November 28, 2021, 01:21:24 PM »
Hi,
Can it be Salla Raja Deva? The coin though looks early for the kings time though! Just a wild guess
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Re: Hindu Rulers of Kashmir
« Reply #106 on: November 28, 2021, 04:21:20 PM »
will post more pics of this coin from different sides might be it will help

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Re: Hindu Rulers of Kashmir
« Reply #107 on: November 28, 2021, 07:04:12 PM »
Splendid idea , Mohit Kaura. Please do.

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Re: Hindu Rulers of Kashmir
« Reply #108 on: November 29, 2021, 12:12:42 PM »
Hope it will help

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Re: Hindu Rulers of Kashmir
« Reply #109 on: November 29, 2021, 12:14:57 PM »
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Re: Hindu Rulers of Kashmir
« Reply #110 on: November 29, 2021, 05:36:25 PM »
Thanks for adding these Mohit Ji !
Saikat's suggestion shows some smart out of the box thinking, but seems an unlikely solution.
Your photo's nicely demonstrate the effect of different angles of lighting and photography. The depth of the design is now much easier to see.
From these last photos i think the the left part of the initial character has been crushed, and smeared a bit when the coutermark was applied to the other side. With this i think my attribution bets would go to Sankara Varma as Paul already suggested.

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Re: Hindu Rulers of Kashmir
« Reply #111 on: November 29, 2021, 11:50:16 PM »
Wow!......Yes what a difference!....Thanks Mohit...

I'm also still leaning towards Sankara but must say I was quite excited by Anthony's breakdown on the intial op photo...I was really searching to see if I could find a liitle rarity, as for sure they are out there!......
Also as Anthony said the angular change of photos can really show different aspects, or at least clarify what is already there...I'll take this on board and make sure I do the same when trying to decipher anomalies via photos......Paul


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Re: Hindu Rulers of Kashmir
« Reply #112 on: December 02, 2021, 08:41:53 PM »
I thought it might be nice to continue on the subject of specimen which look a bit outside the ordinary and easy to attribute.

Below i present two specimen which seem to be minted in the name of Ananta Deva:
-The first looks like the common type in average condition.
-The second stood out to me because it all in all looks a bit "clumsy". Especially the standing king.

I similarly noticed in examples in the name of Kalasa Deva that there seem to be two major different styles in the specimen. One regular, and one more abstracted and crude.
What would you think ? Just normal variation of differently talented engravers at the mint, production at a different auxilliary official mint, or maybe even a contemporary imitation ?

Anthony
 

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Re: Hindu Rulers of Kashmir
« Reply #113 on: December 04, 2021, 01:09:46 PM »
kalasa raja variety

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Re: Hindu Rulers of Kashmir
« Reply #114 on: December 04, 2021, 02:36:27 PM »
Thank you for adding the Kalasa example Mohit !
Here an other one for comparison:

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Re: Hindu Rulers of Kashmir
« Reply #115 on: December 04, 2021, 04:46:05 PM »
Nice specimen