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Offline capnbirdseye

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Copy of Muhammad Shah Rupee ?
« on: October 29, 2012, 08:49:16 PM »
I've had this for years, it looks like it may be cast as there are what appears to be blow holes on one side, it's weight is way down for a Rupee at 8.60g, it doesn't somehow look like a jewellers copy as it's not attractive enough, definitely silver & not plated so I wonder what would be it's purpose?

20mm
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Re: Copy of Muhammad Shah Rupee ?
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2012, 09:36:48 PM »
Looks low quality silver. With more of copper.
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Re: Copy of Muhammad Shah Rupee ?
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2012, 10:28:25 PM »
That is a substantially lower weight than all my Mughal contemporary counterfeits with silver over a copper core. Diameter and thickness would be good.

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Re: Copy of Muhammad Shah Rupee ?
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2012, 10:57:50 PM »
That is a substantially lower weight than all my Mughal contemporary counterfeits with silver over a copper core. Diameter and thickness would be good.

it's 21mm & 3mm thick
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Re: Copy of Muhammad Shah Rupee ?
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2012, 11:07:07 PM »
Rather thin for the diameter.

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Re: Copy of Muhammad Shah Rupee ?
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2012, 12:33:06 AM »
Given the dimensions I am almost thinking iron core silver plated.
Not unknown in the ancient (Roman) world but it is rather rare. But that is what the weight is hinting at.

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Re: Copy of Muhammad Shah Rupee ?
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2012, 10:28:10 AM »
Given the dimensions I am almost thinking iron core silver plated.
Not unknown in the ancient (Roman) world but it is rather rare. But that is what the weight is hinting at.

It's not magnetic & not silver washed, it's probably a low grade silver/copper mix
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Re: Copy of Muhammad Shah Rupee ?
« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2012, 10:57:16 AM »
Well, if your dimensions are correct it can't be because of the weight.

So we perhaps have another ruse at foot.