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Ancient Kashmir Coinage

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 Posted 03/22/2021  1:48 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Novicius to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Knowing nothing at all about these coins, I found the thread fascinating. You have some lovely coins, Paul, and the photographs and write-ups are most interesting. A lot of work has been done in bringing it all together, and highlighting the details and giving the explanations of the legends makes the thread a very polished reference.

It has taken me while to work my way through, but I have learned a lot. Thank you for the time and effort.

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 Posted 03/24/2021  6:06 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Palouche to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks Jim, the feedback is much appreciated and I'm really glad you enjoyed the thread.

When I look back at my initial posts I realise just how much I've learnt about this series over the last 4 years.....Still a big passion/obsession of mine
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 Posted 08/14/2021  1:11 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Palouche to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thought I'd share a recent addition to my Hindu Kashmir collection.....For me an 'interesting piece'!...
The coin is of Sussala Deva....There are two legend variations referenced, one with 'Sri' the other without, of which I owned both types before this recent acquisition so why did I buy it?...
Well the diagram below shows the two types with breakdown of legend...Note also the trident is held in the left hand..


This new purchase shows the 'Sri' type but as you can see the trident is now being held in the right hand?...
This got me searching and the 4 main reference books show this.....
Cunningham..Only one example 'Plate coin#26' (although he does recognise the 2 types).....Legend without Sri, trident is held in 'Left hand'.
Rodgers....Only example #16, Legend without Sri, trident held in 'Left hand'.
Mitchiner...Only one example Plate coin#190, Legend with Sri, trident held in 'left hand'.
West....2 examples..
First legend without Sri, trident held in 'Left hand'.
Second legend with Sri, trident in 'RIGHT hand'.
Eureka!!...Found one....This then pushed me into searching for this variation---They exist but they are a lot scarcer than the left hand trident...
As a bonus the new purchase is Ex-William Spengler..I'm very pleased to add this coin to my collection...Paul
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 Posted 08/14/2021  4:09 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bob L to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A rare variety with excellent provenance. Great score, Paul. Congrats.
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 Posted 08/15/2021  10:14 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Novicius to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Congratulations on the new rare addition to the collection, Paul. Thanks for the extremely informative write-up too. A most enjoyable read, especially with the detailed illustrations.
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 Posted 08/16/2021  09:17 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Thought I'd share a recent addition to my Hindu Kashmir collection.....For me an 'interesting piece'!...
Excellent!
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 Posted 09/11/2021  6:47 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Palouche to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the comments guys....
I do have a few new ones in the mail and will bore you a little bit more when they arrive..
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 Posted 09/18/2021  11:25 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add strange to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
trying again since my question half a year later got no replies.
please, this again:
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 Posted 09/19/2021  01:39 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hokiefan_82 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@strange - you'll have better luck getting responses if you start a new topic for the questions on your coins instead of just replying to an existing topic.
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 Posted 09/19/2021  04:35 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Palouche to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
....Sorry but I don't recognize the coins....Do you think they are from Kashmir?...If you start a new ID thread I'm sure, looking at the detail left on the coins, someone will know exactly what they are...Good luck.
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