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Offline sterlingcurrency

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Unidentified Indian Temple Token
« on: November 09, 2020, 08:34:53 AM »
I acquired this token recently, and am hoping to get some information on where it was issued.

I presume it's an Indian temple token, but am unable to identify the script used.

Diameter: 29.22mm; Thickness: 2.54mm; Weight: 13.44g; Edge: plain.

Any help will be appreciated!

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Re: Unidentified Indian Temple Token
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2020, 09:33:18 AM »
Hi,
Some characters look Burmese but I can not find all of them.

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Re: Unidentified Indian Temple Token
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2020, 11:03:23 PM »
Paris is right : Myanmar token .... Buddha depicted as Buddha Bhagavan ....... and with much nicer and more Buddha like hair than on these tokens  ;)

https://www.ngccoin.com/boards/topic/295979-unique-burmamyanmar-coin-buddha-amp-elephant/

I am afraid it is not very old ..... or unique ...

I have once seen one described as a Burmese "Namaw Buddha Bagawa" - but I can not read the inscription ...


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Re: Unidentified Indian Temple Token
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2020, 12:58:50 AM »
Thanks for the link. Due to the style and material used, I didn't presume that it'd have any particular value.

If the legend is gibberish and the designs aren't accurate, then are items like this simply made to sell to temple visitors/tourists or via exotic eBay listings?