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Offline Saikat

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Tughluq Shah II, Bi 1/3 Tanka, D537, R
« on: March 14, 2020, 05:28:33 AM »
Hi,
Tughluq Shah II, Billon 1/3 Tanka, In the name of the Caliph Abu 'Abd Allah,
Obv: Tughluq Shah sultani khallada mulkahu,
Rev: al-khalifa abu'abd Allah khulidat khilafatuhu
Wt : 3.65 g
Dia: 12.6 mm,
Ref: G&G # D537
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Re: Tughluq Shah II, Bi 1/3 Tanka, D537, R
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2020, 10:57:56 AM »
Attractive specimen with nice contrast between the soft legend contours on the obverse and the sharp edges of the striking on the reverse.
You photo also brings out subtle color variations across the coin surfaces. Consequence of enevenly distributed components of the alloy, or effect of the surrounding where it spent a prolonged time buried ?

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Re: Tughluq Shah II, Bi 1/3 Tanka, D537, R
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2020, 06:00:34 AM »
Anthony,
Thanks! Yes this is a nice specimen.  I wondered about the difference in surface texture of the two sides, felt the obverse (left picture) was exposed to nature (river find?).
Also this was difficult time with a civil war going on between the Tughlaq clan. Is it possible that not much effort was spent on coin metal and due to uneven mixture of metals the colour variation happened.
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Re: Tughluq Shah II, Bi 1/3 Tanka, D537, R
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2020, 07:54:46 AM »
While another possible explanation is that it was worn on clothes on one side, the river find hypothesis is stronger, as the coin is not pictorial and seems too clumsy for jewellery.

Peter
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