Author Topic: Delhi sultanate Sher Shah 1/16 paisa unpublished ?  (Read 7544 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Arminius

  • Procurator Caesaris
  • Honorary Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1 177
  • Varus - may i show you our forest?
    • Arminius-Numismatics
Re: Delhi sultanate Sher Shah 1/16 paisa unpublished ?
« Reply #30 on: October 14, 2012, 09:16:58 PM »
With the coin in hand and a good loupe one may judge if the casting bubbles are corrosion pits, how the edge looks and if there is any ancient grown and old patination at the surface.

 ???

Offline saro

  • Moderator
  • Honorary Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3 632
Re: Delhi sultanate Sher Shah 1/16 paisa unpublished ?
« Reply #31 on: October 15, 2012, 10:23:08 AM »
Dear Arminius,
according to your valuable remarks, I have had (once more..) a look at this coin, the story of which becomes a serialized novel on WoC...
- the rim isn't suspect with only few small cracks.
- small holes are mainly present at 10 o'clock on reverse (over end of "muzaffar"), they are gathered in a small area and may be coorrosion pits?
The difficulty is that the coin seems to have been covered with a kind of varnish which gives a bright clear brown aspect, (and also covered the pits of corrosion or casting bubbles?)
The rim has not this bright aspect.
I know that some numismatists of old times used to varnish their coins to preserve them and give them an attractive aspect, or by today forgers to give an old look to their fakes..
Unfortunately, I think it's better this last possibility. ???
"All I know is that I know nothing" (Socrates)