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Offline Figleaf

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narayani coins of Cooch Behar
« on: May 11, 2019, 12:34:47 PM »
Here, you can download an article by Md. Jahirul Haque, Origin, Expansion and aboloition of narayani coin of the princely state of Cooch Behar, from International Journal of Advanced Research, 05, April 2019.

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Re: narayani coins of Cooch Behar
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2019, 05:35:16 PM »
Thanks, Peter, for the link.

I have a few comments on this article.

1. The article does not have the name of King Harendra (1783-1839).
After 1825, he minted his own coins.

2. The statement "The coins of Dharendra have not yet been dascovered" is incorrect.
These coins cannot be found.
The coins of Dharendra (1772-1775) and Harendra cannot be distinguished because none of the coins known to us have the first letterof the kings name, visible.

3. Dharendra and Harendra also unofficially minted coins during the term of the agreement (1773-1825) with the British East Indian Company to ban such minting.

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Re: narayani coins of Cooch Behar
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2019, 05:54:42 PM »
Good to have those comments here. I tried to find a way to communicate with the author. Unfortunately, the name Mohammad Jahirul Haque occurs quite frequently in Bangladesh. Our member Md. Shariful Islam might possibly be able to help you contact him.

BTW, not having the first letter of the name on the coin may well have been a polite way to beat the system, if the system had banned coinage ;)

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An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

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Re: narayani coins of Cooch Behar
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2019, 06:26:56 PM »
Good to have those comments here. I tried to find a way to communicate with the author. Unfortunately, the name Mohammad Jahirul Haque occurs quite frequently in Bangladesh. Our member Md. Shariful Islam might possibly be able to help you contact him.

Thank you, the opinion of Mohammad Jahirul Haque will be interesting.

]BTW, not having the first letter of the name on the coin may well have been a polite way to beat the system, if the system had banned coinage ;)

I always appreciate your humor. :)
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