Author Topic: Tibet, Ga-den Tangka, Type B & F, 13th Dalay Lama (Thubten Gyatso)  (Read 111 times)

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Offline @josephjk

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Two types
4.6 gm, 26 mm
Need types...
https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces15217.html
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Offline Figleaf

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Re: Tibet - 1 Tangka Y# 13, Thubten Gyatso Ga-den
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2020, 11:40:10 AM »
Using the classification tables in KM, the upper coin is type F:
obverse: single dot between lucky symbols, one straight water line below central lotus
reverse: three dots between character cartouches, 2 crescents in centre

While the lower coin may be a variant of type B:
obverse: three dots between lucky symbols, double wavy water line below central lotus
reverse: three connected circle segments between character cartouches, 2 (should have been 3) crescents in centre

Perhaps Gusev knows more about the type B variant.

Peter
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Re: Tibet - 1 Tangka Y# 13, Thubten Gyatso Ga-den
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2020, 07:37:24 PM »
Thank you Peter! I was lost there  :)

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Peter, you classified correctly.
On the lower coin, I see three crescents in the center of the reverse. Such an illegible figure is found on coins of this type.
See photo.
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I changed the name of the topic.

Tibet, Ga-den Tangka, Type B & F, 13th Dalay Lama (Thubten Gyatso)
"Those at the top of the mountain didn't fall there."- Marcus Washling.

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I see! What I took for one big crescent was actually two successive crescents. You learn something every day here.

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