World of Coins

Research and reference => Numismatics => Topic started by: FosseWay on February 17, 2016, 10:08:57 PM

Title: A Chinese museum wants help deciphering some coins
Post by: FosseWay on February 17, 2016, 10:08:57 PM
http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-35595138 (http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-35595138)

I'm not clear whether the picture has anything to do with the coins that are the subject of the article. At first glance it doesn't look like it should pose a problem for someone who can read Arabic (unlike me).
Title: Re: A Chinese museum wants help deciphering some coins
Post by: malj1 on February 18, 2016, 02:16:33 AM
10,000 yuan for anyone who understands Indian coins.

I imagine all six may be the same as they only show two images:

 (http://www.ecns.cn/hd/2016/02/17/94a2c6db52964984b560f0dc5129605a.jpg)  (http://www.ecns.cn/hd/2016/02/17/1862a66e09b84d4d8bf91f88097c48d9.jpg)

An ancient Indian gold coin is one of a collection on display in Jinshi City, Central China’s Hunan Province. The city’s administration of cultural heritage has pledged to offer 10,000 yuan ($1,530) as a prize to anyone who can help decipher the information printed on the six coins, which have been collected by the local museum. The coins were unearthed in the 1960s and later appraised as being a first-grade national cultural relic in China, but little information on the treasures has been uncovered. (Photo/Xinhua)
Title: Re: A Chinese museum wants help deciphering some coins
Post by: Gavema on February 18, 2016, 06:47:55 AM
I think it is Delhi Sultanate coin. But, no idea about the ruler. I am guessing based on the script pattern on the coin.
Title: Re: A Chinese museum wants help deciphering some coins
Post by: THCoins on February 18, 2016, 07:39:47 AM
Indeed Delhi sultanate. This queation was also answered already on the Zeno website.
Title: A Chinese museum wants help deciphering some coins
Post by: Bimat on February 18, 2016, 07:43:41 AM
So who's claiming those $1530? >:D

Aditya