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Offline jaspersaini

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Is it Babur early coin? Need expert help !!
« on: September 09, 2016, 04:18:48 PM »
This coin looks genuine to me, but still it seems like some kind of over printing as the metal from underneath is visible.
It's like silver toned coin, over yellowish metal.  Doesn't stick to magnet.

Weight - 3.8 Gms      Size - 24 mm

The question is : Is it Babur coin? Anybody having clues, your expert views and comments are welcome.

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Re: Is it Babur early coin? Need expert help !!
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2016, 05:46:43 PM »
I'm not sure whether it is Babur or not, but I can say it is a mediaeval plated forgery, a coin with a base metal core and a thin coating of silver, made by a forger to imitate the genuine coin.

Though not a genuine coin it is still a very interesting thing to have.

Alan

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Re: Is it Babur early coin? Need expert help !!
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2016, 06:11:02 PM »
The script is coarse and doesn't reflect the one of an "official tanka"; nevertheless it reads as "Zahir al-din Muhammad badshah ghazi" ("Babur" is absent, "Muhammad" in center is not correctly written and "Zahir" is partially legible due to the hole at 5 o'clock)
I join Alan :  this coin looks like a  forgery made during Babur's time, intended to pass for a silver tanka.
"All I know is that I know nothing" (Socrates)

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Re: Is it Babur early coin? Need expert help !!
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2016, 08:18:36 PM »
That's great :), a medieval forgery from Babur's era. Coin itself is very smooth,with very thin edges.
Its like silver coated over something metallic.  It seems like coating from 12 o'clock to 3 o'clock chipped away.
But still its interesting piece.