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unknown coin - solved

Started by Amit Kher, December 26, 2022, 07:36:12 AM

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Amit Kher

can't make out anything about this coin
could this be a fake?
seller info:
India or Silk road AE local bracteate similar to kushan style unkown issue

pls help if someone has any idea
tia

Manzikert

Dimensions and weight would be useful as usual, but I would think it is a piece of jewellery rather than a coin. The style looks much more modern (17th century or later?) than Kushan, and a bracteate is not a very practical shape for a coin in base metal. Also, it shows very little sign of corrosion, which might be expected of such a thin piece of metal if it had been buried for very long.

It may have been intended to be silvered or gilt and attached to a vase or other metalwork (I don't see any holes by which it could have been attached to clothing of hung on a cord or chain though.), or may just be a trial piece for a die which would later be used to produce ornaments in silver or gold sheet.

Alan


Amit Kher

Thanks Alan for the insight , I only instinctively had a doubt