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Not Much To Go On With ID For This Indian (?) Coin

 
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Germany
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 Posted 08/14/2020  3:55 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Ocra00 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
This coin gives me a really hard time identifying. I don't recognize any lettering or coherent parts on it.

Any of you recognize something in there? The only thing I know is that it's supposed to be from India and a Kas/Cash coin (colonial era?).

It's 3.31 grams and 12 mm.



Edited by Ocra00
08/14/2020 5:11 pm
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United States
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 Posted 08/14/2020  7:07 pm  Show Profile   Check Seeker55's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Seeker55 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I believe this is an example of the famous "bull & horseman" billon jital from northern historical India (including parts of Pakistan and Afghanistan), poorly struck and rather worn. The main clue is the dot within the circle near the center of the second photo. This is typical for the hump of the bull. Also the weight is correct.

Millions of these were made, generally between 900-1300 AD, by numerous rulers, in dozens of varieties. It is often difficult to determine the variety. Here are a few good good sources of information.

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/dougsmith/bh.html

http://goccf.com/t/267786

https://en.numista.com/catalogue/in...at=y&ct=coin
Edited by Seeker55
08/14/2020 7:08 pm
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 Posted 08/15/2020  07:00 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ocra00 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Ah yes, I think you might be right; The die was oddly way too big for this size blank it seems - I'll dive into the resources you posted and see if I can find this type. Thanks a lot!
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