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Offline Rangnath

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Kashmir Kaserah of Sultan Muhammad Shah, fixed date AH 874
« on: March 30, 2007, 04:21:46 PM »
I'm new to this site. I'd like to share my love of coins with you and hope to "meet" some of you in the process.  I'm Rangnath, or Richie. I'm from Portland, Oregon.

While deficient in training, experience and intellectural support (mentors, books, guides..), my primary numismatic passions are in collecting and identifying coins from Bhutan, Nepal, Tibet and the Indian sub-continent.  I love to study history, religion and culture.  Coin collecting is one way in which I do this.

Recently, a friend of mine in Poland sent me a coin which he thought was "Sikh".  It doesn't appear to be from the Sikh Empire, but I can not decipher it.  Can you help?
Thanks,
Richie
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Re: An ancient Indian Coin?
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2007, 05:03:07 PM »
Hello Rangnath,

Is your coin silver or copper? It seems silver, but the picture could be greyscale also. What's the approximate diameter?

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

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Re: An ancient Indian Coin?
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2007, 05:26:35 PM »
The scan was in gray scale of a coin that is 18mm in diameter. It is not silver.
richie

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Re: An ancient Indian Coin?
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2007, 11:33:40 PM »
This is a copper Kaserah from Kashmir, struck in the name of Sultan Muhammad Shah with frozen date AH 874. Muhammad Shah's reign span is AH 889-943 (AD 1484-1537) and consists of five separate periods. Ref: Goron/Goenka K46.

In Muhamad Shah's time, Hindus were fervently persecuted and killed, while the country was plundered by the rich. This caused quite a few rebellions, repressed with much further bloodshed, cruelty and destruction of Hindu places of worship.

Peter
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Re: An ancient Indian Coin?
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2007, 12:49:41 AM »
Thanks Peter. Kashmir continues to have quite a complicated history.
Richie

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Re: An ancient Indian Coin?
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2007, 01:11:08 AM »
True, and little of it is cause for joy.

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