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Offline Rabi_R

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Ar Kori, Nawanagar
« on: February 20, 2019, 11:38:35 AM »
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Nawanagar, Ar Kori, 4.81 g, in the name of Gujarat Sultan Mujaffar Shah.


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Re: Ar Kori, Nawanagar
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2019, 10:11:59 AM »
Nice coin, generally sharply struck. The rhythm of the lines looks like modern art.

Why would you denominate a coin in kori?

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Re: Ar Kori, Nawanagar
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2019, 10:58:09 AM »

Why would you denominate a coin in kori?



Cowrie shells have served as medium of exchange since time immemorial.

Cowrie> Kori/ Kodi ( Sorry, i don't have linguistic proof).

Nawanagar and Kutch being coastal states, shells might have been medium of exchange at some point of history. Even after the introduction of metal coins, the term remained as a sign of convention/ convenience.

(Edit: In my childhood days, 25 paise and 50 paise coins used to be commonly called chau-anni and aath-anni, even though anna series had been discontinued in 1957. )

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The rhythm of the lines looks like modern art.
  ;D You have, by now, understood the thought process that works in my choice of coins.

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Re: Ar Kori, Nawanagar
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2019, 11:38:13 AM »
You may appreciate the top coin, a tiny medieval piece from St. Omer. To appreciate the abstraction, I added the prototype below. Celtic coins were strong on rhythmic lines too. Cavaros thinks it is a protest against "approved art". Maybe. Maybe it's more complicated.

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