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« on: September 23, 2006, 02:16:21 am »

Hi

Here is a small bizarre coin of 17 mm. Maybe it is an Indian coin.
Any information about this coin is welcome.

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« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2006, 04:23:19 am »

I am not sure if it is Indian or not.  I have never seen a coin like this.  The reverse seems to show a fish in a pool, which can be found on some early Indian coins.  The other side seems to show a sun face.  From its appearance, I think this may be from Islamic times.
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« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2006, 04:12:17 pm »

I thought that it is an Indian coin because it seemed to me to look like this other coin which I possess.
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« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2006, 12:36:10 pm »

Yes ,this is an Indian ancient coin of Western Kshatrapa.
Obv.ruler's bust and shaka year behind the ear.
rev-Three arched hill sarounded by brahmi  of 4th century AD.
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« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2007, 09:58:50 am »

I am sure that this is not an indian coin.
I just given the details of second coin of Tanit in my earlier post.
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« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2007, 04:29:45 pm »

I believer your second coin was minted by Bhartrdaman sometime between 278-295 AD.  It is very similar to coins number 2764 to 2779 in Mitchnier's Ancient & Classical World.
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« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2007, 02:22:11 pm »

Hi Tanit

As Howard says, this is a coin of Bhartradaman, as Mahakstrapa (204-217 SE/ 282-295 AD), and is dated year 206 (284 AD) behind the head.

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Alan


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