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Offline Palomares

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Ancient India, please help with identification.
« on: April 06, 2021, 01:19:26 PM »
Ancient India, please help with identification.

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Re: Ancient India, please help with identification.
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2021, 01:12:20 AM »
I looked on Zeno - no match there...
I also looked through this pdf file:  Marudhar_Arts_Coins_e_Auction_30_is_live.pdf (search google for it, it is available there...)
in it you will find several listings with coins matching your left photo...  one of the listings has similar details to your right photo...
hope it helps...  :))

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Re: Ancient India, please help with identification.
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2021, 08:23:42 PM »
 mti, thanks for your help! :like:

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Re: Ancient India, please help with identification.
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2021, 08:53:05 PM »
At first i would associate what's on the left side as the Ujjain symbol. However, this would have round circles connected by the cross. Can not think of another potin? Indian candidate.
The arrangement on the left does remind me a bit of a Belgian liard, with four shields, but that would seem improbable.

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Re: Ancient India, please help with identification.
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2021, 08:43:21 PM »
Thanks Anthony for your comment.
I thought of the Satavahana dynasty but the reverse looks like fantasy, I have not seen anything like it. I have tried to clean the coin to try to see what little script there is on the obverse and I have not succeeded.The coin turns dark again, I'll try again. :(
It looks like a mixture of silver and another metal. Is this possible?

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Re: Ancient India, please help with identification.
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2021, 07:33:02 PM »
I found this, today... looks like your 4 shields on the first photo, could also have the dots inside of them... idk, just another try...

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Re: Ancient India, please help with identification.
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2021, 08:01:43 PM »
One more example of the circles/shields with dots inside of them...

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Re: Ancient India, please help with identification.
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2021, 09:23:28 PM »
Your photos also illustrate the problem with the proposed Ujjain solution, mti. The circles in the startpost coin are not nearly as nicely circular as in the Ujjain symbol specimen.

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Re: Ancient India, please help with identification.
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2021, 09:22:04 PM »
Thank you very much mti for your help, maybe the coin is not from India or even a fantasy. I will try a second cleaning if we get something clear.