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Offline Desibot

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Arabian or iranian
« on: September 24, 2017, 09:50:34 PM »
Can some one help me if this coin please

Offline capnbirdseye

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Re: Arabian or iranian
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2017, 10:46:27 AM »
This looks like a Nazarana Rupee of Bahawalpur state, these are very rare but unfortunately 99.9% of these are modern fakes .  These were only issued as presentation coins and would be expected to survive in reasonable if not pristine condition. Yours looks rather blackened as if it might be an attempt to hide that it's a cast fake.

It's weight would be wrong if it a fake,  should weigh just over 12 grams
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Re: Arabian or iranian
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2017, 10:48:10 PM »
Hi i was offered this coin by a private collector few weeks
Ago i dont think he had any idea what it was at the time
Just had these pics on my phone

 i was told 11.6grams i need to confirm myself.
I asked the guy send me some better pics.
So he did today.

Thanks for identifying it    ::).