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Tehran bus token
« on: May 03, 2011, 02:02:11 AM »
The little flower reminded me of some of the India coins that get posted here.
Does anyone know anything about this item?  It is 16.5mm

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Re: India? token?
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2011, 03:20:26 AM »
No one even interested in a little speculation?   :'(

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Re: India? token?
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2011, 10:19:39 AM »
I am not an expert. But I think this is a token written in Parsian language. I read the following from the token.

Obverse: Sirkat Otto Ndya = East India Company
Reverse: Kha Twa 1912 = Line 1912

So, it is a token in the name of East India Company in the year of 1912. But I am expecting confirmation from Overlord and Oesho.

Islam

(N.B. This preliminary speculation is not correct in full and has been corrected by Africancoins in later part of this thread)
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Re: India? token?
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2011, 02:55:59 PM »
OK. Pure speculation, fed by Tanka's real knowledge. Looks like an Iranian bus token.

Peter
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Re: India? token?
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2011, 03:23:43 PM »
No... No... Peter... I am learning from Oesho and Overlord...It is not conclusive...

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Re: India? token?
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2011, 06:48:02 PM »
That would be cool.
Dale

OK. Pure speculation, fed by Tanka's real knowledge. Looks like an Iranian bus token.

Peter

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Re: India? token?
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2011, 06:48:51 PM »
Thanks!  I was able to figure out the 1912 part  ;) ;D


I am not an expert. But I think this is a token written in Parsian language. I read the following from the token.

Obverse: Sirkat Otto Ndya = East India Company
Reverse: Kha Twa 1912 = Line 1912

So, it is a token in the name of East India Company in the year of 1912. But I am expecting confirmation from Overlord and Oesho.

Islam


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Re: India? token?
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2011, 09:50:41 PM »
Thanks to Tanka's post, I figured it out. The text is Sherkat Atunadri, which is indeed the name of an Iranian bus company for Teheran and suburbs.

Peter
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Re: India? token?
« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2011, 10:33:49 PM »
The Smith catalogue of transport tokens (the volume with tokens for trams, buses etc..) lists 20 of different tokens for Iran - with translations and some photographs.

The piece shown here rather seems to be a match for Smith-Iran-Tehran 750BI.

The obverse translation is given as...

SHERKAT-E OTO NADERI - meaning Oto Naderi Company

The reverse translation is given as...

Khatt-e 19 12 - meaning Lines 19, 12

Thanks Mr Paul Baker

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Re: India? token?
« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2011, 10:45:43 PM »
Any indication of the real age in the catalog?

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.....Khatt-e 19 12 - meaning Lines 19, 12

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Re: India? token?
« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2011, 11:10:36 PM »
I found a few similars in auctions listings of dealer Steve Album....  there these tokens were said to be from the 1950s.

This could well be correct. I found no other opinions.

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Re: India? token?
« Reply #11 on: May 06, 2011, 05:00:31 AM »
 :P

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Re: India? token?
« Reply #12 on: May 06, 2011, 06:53:40 AM »
This is an excellent example of what cooperation between members can achieve............. 'Jai Ho' WoC.

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« Reply #13 on: May 06, 2011, 07:36:24 AM »
Joy hok... Joy hok...

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Re: Tehran bus token
« Reply #14 on: June 27, 2018, 11:08:53 PM »
The little flower reminded me of some of the India coins that get posted here.
Does anyone know anything about this item?  It is 16.5mm

Dear Prosit, did  both sides of your token are embossed as they look on the pictures? I have one with the face with "khat 19 - 12 " which is intaglio (same diameter : 16,5mm)
Please could you confirm ? : 2 varieties or optical illusion  ???
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