Palembang 3

Started by Figleaf, July 09, 2012, 12:32:51 AM

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Figleaf

This one is slightly readable for me. I believe it to be NvdC 210, but would appreciate your thoughts. This heavy-set monster ;) is 1.0 gram, 18.3 mm. Tin with copper.

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

Afrasi

The date is usually written above the word Sanat. So it is 1253.

Figleaf

That's unfair, Afrasi. I am the one who is absent-minded, not you :) I tend to read 1145 or 1140 on the sketch and I think it's the same thing on the coin ;)

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

Afrasi

You may think everything ...   ;)

But as I have a huge collection of Palembang coins I can compare it with my pieces. There is no doubt. It matches 1253 fully.
Additionally the script on the sketch does not match your coin.
Actually my scanner has a software breakdown, otherwise I could show you some scans of coins of 1253, which make it all clear.

Figleaf

I can wait until you can scan again... Mucho interested!

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

Afrasi

Got a solution!  :D

ArcSoft PhotoStudio commits suicide every time I try to store a pic with my description at the hard disk.  >:(
Now I store it with the program offered name first and then change the description outside the program. ;)
I never will understand computers and their software ... :-[

The first coin matches your shown coin fully, if you take look at the script on top of the coin.
Number two and three are some of the variants.
Number four shows an error, AH 123, with a missing 5 as third digit.
Number five shows the "corrected" error with a small, crude 5 added.

Figleaf

I'm convinced. Excellent photo series, Afrasi. Thank you!

Peter

(BTW, computers don't understand humans either) ;)
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.