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Sultan of Dehli, Ghiyath al din Tughluq, AE Paika, G&G# D314
« on: October 22, 2020, 09:45:14 AM »
Hi,
This one is classified as common but yet missing in our database. A simple yet elegant example of paika.
Ghiyath al din Tughluq
Wt: 3.68gm
Dia: 13.6 mm
D314 NW470 R1070
Obv: Tughluq
Rev: Shah
No mint or date.
Interestingly two sides have different colour.
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Saikat

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Re: Sultan of Dehli, Ghiyath al din Tughluq, AE Paika, G&G# D314
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2020, 09:57:40 AM »
Beautiful photo, that brings out the power of the simple design and the quality of the coin.

I am worrying about the patina. Are you planning on treating the coin?

Peter
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Re: Sultan of Dehli, Ghiyath al din Tughluq, AE Paika, G&G# D314
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2020, 05:36:16 PM »
Peter,
Thanks! The small dusty particles are just that, muddy remains on the coin. I haven't seen any corrosion on the coin surface so as of now, so it will remain untreated.
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Re: Sultan of Dehli, Ghiyath al din Tughluq, AE Paika, G&G# D314
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2020, 06:22:05 AM »
This is another one listed as common which in real live is not seen that often.
On your brilliant photos i do think i see some metal surface corrosion i the form of little colliflower nodules. But it looks stable. I might give it a slight soft brush, but in general i agree, no major cleaning seems needed.

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Re: Sultan of Dehli, Ghiyath al din Tughluq, AE Paika, G&G# D314
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2020, 05:45:53 PM »
I have a feeling that a large lot had been discovered somewhere. One indian coin shop shows the below, and I counted about 50 such coins posted together.
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Re: Sultan of Dehli, Ghiyath al din Tughluq, AE Paika, G&G# D314
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2020, 05:55:29 PM »
That's a lot !
I think you are right, patina looks similar. Although largely identical, they do seem to be struck from multiple dies.