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« on: October 07, 2009, 10:33:01 PM »
Here is the other item.   Is it a coin, and if so could you help with details?   The diameter is approx. 19mm.

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« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2009, 10:35:27 PM »
I'm sure that the character on the right is Ganesh - The elephant man-god and would post in the Indian forums to find out more.  It may be Nepali I think????

Great haul by the way!

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« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2009, 06:27:39 PM »
Here is the other item.   Is it a coin, and if so could you help with details?   The diameter is approx. 19mm.

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It's an Indian token showing Lakshmi (Goddess of Money) and Ganapati (popularly known as Ganesha).The other side shows holy symbol 'Shree'.

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« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2009, 06:40:23 PM »
I was given this yesterday with a few foreign coins.

Is it a coin?   If so, could you please help with details.

The diameter is about 19mm.

(This has appeared on the UK board with no success so far).

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« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2009, 06:43:25 PM »
You have a reply in UK board too. ;D
I'm repeating it here :
It's an Indian token (and not coin) showing Lakshmi (Goddess of Money) and Ganapati (popularly known as Ganesha).The other side shows holy symbol 'Shree'.

Aditya
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« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2009, 06:46:05 PM »
Thanks very much for that, I thought that's what it might be.

As soon as I saw your reply I went to delete this message, but couldn't as it would require a topic deletion.

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« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2009, 06:48:22 PM »
Thanks very much for that.   I had a feeling that it was a 'lucky charm'.

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« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2009, 10:40:03 AM »
Bill,
  I think that this token is intended to be presented as part of an offering in a Hindu temple.

As to which country it is from,I don't know,considering that there are strong expatriate Indian communities in a number of countries,including Great Britain,Fiji,Guyana,Mauritius,Trinidad & Tobago,& South Africa.

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« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2009, 02:00:30 PM »
FWIW, the two topics are now one. ;)

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