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Gadhaiya Paisa / Indo-Sassanian Drachm?

 
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 Posted 02/22/2020  8:25 pm Show Profile   Check paralyse's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add paralyse to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Always thought these were an interesting old coin but despite there being no shortage of these around I had never got around to actually owning one -- until I happened across this one.

I'll post what I have, and if @Finn235 or anyone else could provide any further information, that would be wonderful.

It's 4.1g, 16.9mm x 14.6mm, and the flan is 2.7 mm thick.

Reverse axis is about 60 deg. CCW assuming coin orientation.

The design (portrait side with eye line / reverse with fire altar and crescent) appears to be mostly on the flan. Nice grayish silver color, appears to be in fairly decent shape.

Having read @Finn235's most valuable article on the subject, this appears to be one of the coins he numbers as series 1.4.




Thanks for looking. Comments welcome. Happy coin hunting!
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 Posted 02/22/2020  10:50 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bob L to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A lovely example, Adam. Hopefully Steve will chime in.

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 Posted 02/23/2020  10:16 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Finn235 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very nice example!

Yes, this is series 1.4, more specifically 1.4.3, or "Orthodox style, small portrait". So called because the type is remarkably uniform, very common, and the head is, well, small.
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 Posted 02/23/2020  2:35 pm  Show Profile   Check paralyse's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add paralyse to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks Bob & Finn :)
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