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Bhutan. Denomination: Ma-tam Date: ND (1840-1865 AD) KM#7.1
« on: February 04, 2017, 04:31:08 PM »
I'm always lost between Bhutan and Cooch behar...
4.36 grams 20 mm approx
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Re: Please help identify - Bhutan?
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2017, 04:51:31 PM »
I'm always lost between Bhutan and Cooch behar...
4.36 grams 20 mm approx

This type of coins for Cooch Behar is always made of silver.
This is certainly Bhutan.
Denomination: Ma-tam
Date: ND (1840-1865 AD)
KM#7.1
Rev. retrograde
Obv. upside doun
"Those at the top of the mountain didn't fall there."- Marcus Washling.

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Re: Please help identify - Bhutan?
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2017, 04:52:14 PM »
This type of coins for Cooch Behar is always made of silver.
This is certainly Bhutan.
Denomination: Ma-tam
Date: ND (1840-1865 AD)
KM#7.1
Rev. retrograde
Obv. upside doun

Thank you Sir!
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Re: Bhutan. Denomination: Ma-tam Date: ND (1840-1865 AD) KM#7.1
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2017, 05:11:29 PM »
Just curious what is the name for 'Ma-tam' in the Krause catalog.. I cannot seem to find

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Re: Bhutan. Denomination: Ma-tam Date: ND (1840-1865 AD) KM#7.1
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2017, 05:14:15 PM »
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Re: Bhutan. Denomination: Ma-tam Date: ND (1840-1865 AD) KM#7.1
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2017, 05:25:12 PM »
Just curious what is the name for 'Ma-tam' in the Krause catalog.. I cannot seem to find

Krause describes all the coins Bhutan 1/2 Rupee (Deb).
It is not right.
Deb rupees is only silver.
Ma-tam it is translated as a copper coin (red coin).
Che-tam is half the copper coin (weight to about 2.7 grams).

This terminology is used by specialists.
"Those at the top of the mountain didn't fall there."- Marcus Washling.