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Is it Datia Paisa?

Started by Adv. Girish bhambhani, September 24, 2021, 01:53:22 PM

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Adv. Girish bhambhani

Kindly help in identifying this copper coin...
Weight: 16.55 gms approx
Diameter: 21.50 mm approx
Thickness: 5.40 mm approx
Thank you in advance.


Looks to me like an Orchha paisa of Vikramjit Mahendra, AH 1211-1233, regnal year 2 or 2X. Orchha coins are often similar to Datia ones. I believe the key-shaped item at the bottom of the second photo is a stylized cannon.


Thank you Seeker55 for coin ID.
Dear Girish, your coin in details:
Princely state of Orchha, Vikramajit Mahendra in the name of Shah Alam II, AH 1200/Regnal year 26, AE paisa, Orchha mint (AH 1190-1233/1776-1817 AD) 
Obverse (First photo):
سكه صاحب قران حامى دين اله محمد شاه علم بادشاه , sikka sahebe-qiran hami din ilah Muhammad Shah Alam badshah.
Reverse (Second photo):
سنه ۲۶  جلوس ضرب  اورچها , Sanah 26 Julus zarb Orchha + mint mark.
Orchha State (اورچها) was a kingdom situated in the Bundelkhand region and later a princely state in British India. It was located within what is now the state of Madhya Pradesh. The ruler of Orchha Vikramajit Mahendra (1776–1817) held the title of Raja.

Coin collecting has a curious name. It is also called the "Hobby of Kings".

Adv. Girish bhambhani

Thank you so much for the details Seeker55 and Maythem.