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Offline FosseWay

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No idea... possibly Indian princely state?
« on: August 10, 2020, 08:45:26 PM »
Can anyone help me with this?

Copper, 21.9 mm, 3.22 g.

Found in a junk shop in Kraków :)

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Re: No idea... possibly Indian princely state?
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2020, 09:26:32 PM »
Tibet, 7½ Skar, Y#20
Do not ask me which date it is though :-\
always willing to trade modern UK coins for modern coins from elsewhere....

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Re: No idea... possibly Indian princely state?
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2020, 09:47:32 PM »
Great, thanks for the help :) No wonder I wasn't finding it...

I see what you mean about the date. I can't make head or tail of it, even using the table at the start of the Tibet section in KM.

What an unusual denomination...

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Re: No idea... possibly Indian princely state?
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2020, 05:09:37 PM »
Tibetan dates are difficult. Using the info in Krause plus the table of Tibetan numbers at the Creounity date converter,

http://creounity.com/apps/time_machine/index.php?go=tibet.php&lang=en

I see from Krause that these coins were made from (cycle-year) 15-52 (1918) through 15-60 (1926). The whirl pattern in this coin is clockwise; it says they were counterclockwise for years 52, 53, and 55, so this leaves 54, 56, 57, 58, 59, and 60.

On the second photo the cycle (15) is visible at about 4 o'clock. At about 7 o'clock there's a 59, so I think your coin is 15-59, or 1925.

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Re: No idea... possibly Indian princely state?
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2020, 08:39:59 PM »
Excellent, thank you  :)

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Re: No idea... possibly Indian princely state?
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2020, 04:10:29 PM »
.......... I think your coin is 15-59, or 1925.

Correct date BE 15-54 (1920 AD)
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