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Offline Treverer

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Unknown bronze
« on: August 29, 2020, 09:00:18 PM »
Please help identify. I have no idea about this AE coin. Any help is welcome.
2,63 grams
12,8 mm

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Re: Unknown bronze
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2020, 10:03:05 PM »
Hi, this is a 19th century southern India "puveera" token.

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Re: Unknown bronze
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2020, 10:21:52 PM »
Thanks Anthony for your quick and clarifying reply!

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Re: Unknown bronze
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2020, 11:12:59 PM »
How is a puveera token used?

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Re: Unknown bronze
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2020, 10:17:37 AM »
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How is a puveera token used?

I do not really know. I showed some in a previous thread.
At the time i could find little historic information. "Pu" is the tamil character visible on the token. "Veera" in Tamil means brave or hero. Many temples in the region have a name starting with "Sri Veera..". I could not find which specific festival these tokens were associated with.