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Aniruddha
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coin1:


coin2:



August 8, 2012 at 1:10 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Navonil Mukherjee
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size , metal??? weight?

August 8, 2012 at 2:06 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Aniruddha
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Hello Navonil,

both coins look like they are made of some kind of alloy like brass(but they are not made of copper for sure), the first coin weighs around 25-35 gms is of size of Big 5 ruppee Indira Gandhi coin, the second coin is very tiny,smaller than 25 paise and weighs around 5 gms. 

ps:the picture size is small,right click on the image & select open in new tab/window to get a bigger and clear picture.

August 9, 2012 at 12:09 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Navonil Mukherjee
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ok..2nd one no idea...

1st one following i can say with my very little knowladge..which i think you already know....

1. the face greek or roman style...

2. not sophisticated enough for greek or roman..

my guess its some offshoot civilizations of greek or roman...

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/catalog/roman-and-greek-coins.asp

if you have enough time..search the above link...but don't put much trust on my verdict....i am nowhere near to a expart... :(

August 9, 2012 at 5:18 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Aniruddha
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Thanks Navonil, About the 2nd coin i feel it belongs to vijayanagar empire, see the obverse side of coin, it  has a Dagger, Dagger is one of the royal symbols of Vijayanagr empire.

ps: i dont have any references of 15th century coins, if anyone has kindly checkout these two coins for me, i have gone through Krause after 16th century.

August 10, 2012 at 1:13 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Navonil Mukherjee
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I did a search at vijaynagar coin cateloge.. www.vijayanagaracoins.com/

but found none.....

August 13, 2012 at 11:47 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Aniruddha
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Thanks navonil, ive sent the pics to the author of the site and requested his help, still the Dagger symbol strongly points towards vijayanagr empire, i dont know if anyother kingdom used the same symbol.

August 14, 2012 at 12:12 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Aniruddha
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:mad: The first coin mite be a fake one, checked out all indo greek, scanthian, roman, no matches, as per opinion of one of the authors of site on ancient coins it mite be a fake one.

August 16, 2012 at 12:01 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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