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Offline kprashant

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Bismilla Khan of Radhanpur, Bold "Ji", km 16
« on: July 29, 2011, 01:58:14 PM »
Pls help to identify.
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Re: India Radhanpur 1?
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2011, 02:03:44 PM »
Dumpy copper coin with a bold Nagari character "Ji", traditionally attributed to Bismilla Khan of Radhanpur.
Ref.: KM#16.

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Re: Bismilla Khan of Radhanpur, km 16
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2011, 10:57:38 PM »
Nice coin kprashant! 
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Re: Bismilla Khan of Radhanpur, Bold "Ji", km 16
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2011, 11:01:38 PM »
Please elaborate if this is  categorized as  Kacha pice coins?
Why the shape is not circular instead , rather   due to wear become odd rectangular or square shape.

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Re: Bismilla Khan of Radhanpur, Bold "Ji", km 16
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2011, 11:51:52 PM »
In previous centuries, Asian copper was sold in rolls: round metal bars. These rolls were not perfectly round, but rather roundish, often with a flattened side where the roll had sat on while it cooled. Coin blanks were hacked from the roles, much like you would cut a slice from a sausage. This would result in relatively thick flans with a somewhat irregular shape. The hope was, that by striking, the coins woud be flatter and larger.

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Re: India Radhanpur 1?
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2021, 03:17:46 AM »
Dumpy copper coin with a bold Nagari character "Ji", traditionally attributed to Bismilla Khan of Radhanpur.
Ref.: KM#16.
The bold Nagari letter / character is 'Bi' for Bismaillah Khan and not 'Ji'.

Please elaborate if this is  categorized as  Kacha pice coins?
Why the shape is not circular instead , rather due to wear become odd rectangular or square shape.

These re the only copper coins of the state, issued during two successive reigns (which also issued Silver coins). While these are not strictly Kachha Paisa, they do exhibit trademark characteristics of the KP. They do not show too much variation in weight or style but just like a KP, they have minimal engraving and that too on one side only. The KP production has been attributed to the need of the hour - high production at minimum cost. This was achieved by not spending too much time and energy on flan preparation and a uni-side strike - which too would have met the same goal. These features of coin meet that criterion but not the other ones of a KP.

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