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Offline @josephjk

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Gwalior (?) Dhar(?) Paisa
« on: October 29, 2019, 01:32:11 PM »
Not sure about attribution, that's what's on the coin holder, looks over struck to me...
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Re: Gwalior (double?) Paisa Aurangabad
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2019, 11:26:46 AM »
I would agree it's overstruck. It looks like the moustache has crushed part of the Nagari inscription.

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Re: Gwalior (double?) Paisa Aurangabad
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2019, 11:32:52 AM »
I would agree it's overstruck. It looks like the moustache has crushed part of the Nagari inscription.
Peter

Not Nagari, Peter. I can see the word Gazi at the top so must be Persian.

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Re: Gwalior (?) Dhar(?) Paisa
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2019, 11:34:06 AM »
I am being told by a collector on FB that the coin looks like one from Dhar state, the sword mint mark is consistent with other Dhar coins in his collection. The ‘moustache’ is a bird in flight...
Might be a Kacha Paisa maybe?

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Re: Gwalior (?) Dhar(?) Paisa
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2019, 02:13:01 AM »
Might be a Kacha Paisa maybe?
Most likely.

I am being told by a collector on FB that the coin looks like one from Dhar state, the sword mint mark is consistent with other Dhar coins in his collection.
Yes. The sword is definitely Dhar.

Dhar was, along with Ratlam a part of the major Op!um producing area of central India where copper 'coins' were in extremely high demand. The 'KP' was a part of this phenomenon which helped meet the rush.

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Re: Gwalior (?) Dhar(?) Paisa
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2019, 03:28:56 PM »
here's the coin I mentioned before.... elements of this is seen in the coin from the original post. The obverse is an opium poppy flower


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Re: Gwalior (?) Dhar(?) Paisa
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2019, 06:49:58 AM »
here's the coin I mentioned before.... elements of this is seen in the coin from the original post. The obverse is an opium poppy flower
TO me the design looks different. The left Image of Vijesh Soni's coin shows Flower with leaf but no inscription, YOur coin does not show the leaves, stem, the top of the flower but has the Persian inscriptions. It could well be an overstruck coin.

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