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Offline MORGENSTERNN

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Bhaunagar Dokda VS2004 (AD1947) KM-1 Krause plate specimen ?
« on: December 28, 2016, 12:27:27 AM »
Hello,

Here the picture of a Bhaunagar Dokda VS2004 (AD1947) KM-1
That coin (regarded as a weight according to Zeno) has been recently sold on Ebay
I think it could be the Krause plate specimen (same damages and details)
Pictures from Krause on left - colour pictures are from seller
Seller said that weight is 7.78g
 
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Re: Bhaunagar Dokda VS2004 (AD1947) KM-1 Krause plate specimen ?
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2016, 06:07:10 AM »
The legend clearly reas San(shtan) Bhavnagar (State of Bhavnagar) s(amat) 2004 (VS 2004) or 1948.

Most princely states with the exception of Kutch, Baroda, and a few others in the Gujarat region had lost minting rights before the turn of the century while only Kutch seems to have continued minting coins post 1910's. This one is dated 1948 - after India's independence, at which point of time, the states had continued issuing weights in their own states names (one view is that it satisfied the huge egos some of these rulers had).

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Re: Bhaunagar Dokda VS2004 (AD1947) KM-1 Krause plate specimen ?
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2017, 10:26:58 AM »
I made a major error. The Bhaunagar mint closed in about 1840 AD - over one hundred years before the date on this 'coin'. So it can surely not be a coin. That leaves the possibility of a weight.

I have come across (I have one and have bought another one) weights of Gondal which are designated in rupees. While coins of some other states like Sironj (of Tonk State) and Bhopal have the weight designated in Rupees and equivalent Seer (1 rupee -= 1 Tola).

Amit
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