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Offline jkk

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The diameters vary from 15-16mm. I'd rather not puncture the flips but I'd estimate weight at about 4.5g each. To me they look like variations of the same issue, but I can't find that issue in Mitchiner after much comparison. On one I see numbers 134; on another I see an evident zarb, but I can't make out where that says it was minted.

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Re: three south central Asian coins: are they the same, and what might they be?
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2019, 08:35:30 PM »
These are half Rupees from Herat (Afghanistan) - Ref KM#419
always willing to trade modern UK coins for modern coins from elsewhere....

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Re: three south central Asian coins: are they the same, and what might they be?
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2019, 09:01:30 PM »
Good solve, andyg. Here's a picture from Zeno

Zeno - Oriental Coins Database - Herat 1306 AH, AR Qiran

The 134 may mean AH 1304, because on the Zeno coin it says the zero is missing in its date 13(0)6

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Re: three south central Asian coins: are they the same, and what might they be?
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2019, 09:12:27 PM »
That makes sense about the dates. Krause comments on blundered dates in this issue. I see one from 1304, one off the flan, and one from 1307.

At least now I can stop repeatedly going through MWI to see what I missed. Thank you!
Jonathan