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Robby R
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« on: January 29, 2019, 07:02:24 pm »

I'm not quite sure how to describe it beyond what the holder says. So, are these things commonly reproduced? I assume it's debased silver but have never opened it up.





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« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2019, 08:31:36 am »

It's a Bull and Horseman jital, made by many kingdoms for many centuries before, during, and a little after the Islamic conquest of most of India. The only dedicated resource is "Jitals" by Robert Tye; he has made the plates free to download for easy reference.

I don't see enough of a legend to allow an attribution beyond "late anonymous type". Not sure of silver purity, but genuine examples are worth only a couple dollars, so I don't doubt its authenticity. They are very common coins!

Here is the prototype:
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