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Offline Treverer

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Unknown silver
« on: April 14, 2020, 06:48:26 PM »
Hello, please help identify these 2 small silver coins in the form of a bowl. I've got no idea where to assign them.
1. DSC02424 + 02425 # 15,1 mm, 1,01 g
2. DSC02426 + 02427 # 14,4 mm, 1,05 g

Thank you very much! 

Offline Seeker55

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Re: Unknown silver
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2020, 04:19:51 PM »
The Himyars made silver scyphate (bowl-shaped) coins of this weight and diameter. I didn't see a match on a quick look through Zeno, but check this coin with a spoon-shaped letter similar to your first coin.

Zeno - Oriental Coins Database - Himyar, Th'aRaN Ya`uB, AR ½ unit, RYDN, w/ YMD

Perhaps this can get you in the ballpark.

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Re: Unknown silver
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2020, 12:05:10 AM »
Thank you for your interesting hint which I followed without further progress. I have doubts about Himyar since their coins normally bear a circumscription or a legend which has a certain figurative resemblance. Whereas both my pieces are only punchmarked with patterns. I rather see a closeness to the Saurashtra Janapada of India. However, their patterns are different.  ???