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Requesting Identification For 2 Coins - Ancient India And Central Asia

 
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 Posted 03/09/2021  02:06 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Neil666 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Dear all,

I recently acquired two coins which I'm having a hard time attributing.

The first is a copper coin that seems to be issued by the Western Satraps ruler Nahapana. While most of the Nahapana issues are silver drachmae, while a few others are copper, with the lion motif, I have not come across this variant, which basically looks like a smaller copper version of the silver drachma. Weight: 1.2g



The second one seems to be a central Asian shahrukhi. 4.7g. Not the best grade, but it'd be good to know what it is.




Thanks.
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 Posted 03/09/2021  02:44 am  Show Profile   Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The first coin is Western Satrap and appears to be Narapana.
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 Posted 03/09/2021  03:43 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Neil666 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yes echizento. What I'm saying is that it is either an unpublished denomination or a fouree. Which one, I'm not sure.
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 Posted 03/09/2021  04:25 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Kushanshah to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The second coin seems to be a Timurid tanka of Shahrukh.
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 Posted 03/09/2021  9:15 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Finn235 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Interesting Nahapana. My money's on ancient forgery - the Western Satraps did produce lead/copper coins, but not using the same layout as the drachms. One-off Indian imitations are rare, but they exist. I found this 1g imitative Apollodotus II, for instance


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 Posted 03/10/2021  02:13 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Neil666 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks Kushanshah, and very interesting coin, Finn. I've not come across this imitation before.
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