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Offline Saikat

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Bhadra Mitra dynasty, Satya Bhadra, AE
« on: September 22, 2019, 06:36:27 AM »
Hi,
Not in a best shape but still readable.
Bhadra/Mitra Dynasty, Satya Bhadra, (2nd - 1st Cen. BC),
Copper Unit,
Obv: Brahmi Legends in Centre 'Rajno Sachhabhadasa', Traces of other symbols ,
Rev: Ujjaini symbol,
Wt :3.15 Gms
Size: 15.56 x 14.68mm
Is there any resource to know more about these dynasties?
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Saikat

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Re: Bhadra Mitra dynasty, Satya Bhadra, AE
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2019, 01:58:36 PM »
Nice rough specimen, where your photographic skills have brought out all the details.
I am not aware of any specific numismatic references on these dynasties. Possibly general historic references on the Vidharba region may provide more insights ?

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Re: Bhadra Mitra dynasty, Satya Bhadra, AE
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2019, 06:35:29 PM »
Thanks Anthony. The trick for this picture is to use light from very oblique (about 30 degree) angle. In that way the shadow will be more prominent and the small rises comes out better.
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Re: Bhadra Mitra dynasty, Satya Bhadra, AE
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2019, 07:18:35 PM »
Yes, i use the oblique lighting technique for the same purpose. Still can be difficult. On script characters it can be hard to conserve both horizontal and vertical script elements. Also sometimes it is difficult to keep an even lighting level over the whole surface. Generally i used two lights. One diffuse and one directional. Did cost me quite some time to get generally reasonable results. And your results are clearly superior to mine !

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Re: Bhadra Mitra dynasty, Satya Bhadra, AE
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2019, 10:02:48 PM »
Instead of oblique light, I use oblique coin. Works well on crude flans. On mechanically produced coins, you get an oval. That can be corrected by software, but I am too lazy.

Peter
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