Indo-Scythian?

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by H8_modern, Nov 9, 2018.

  1. H8_modern

    H8_modern Attracted to small round-ish art

    I bought this a couple of weeks ago from a dealer who doesn’t normally deal with ancients. He had no ID on this but I thought it was interesting. With no real information to start with, I haven’t had much luck figuring out what it is. So now I’m coming to the experts.

    AR, 2.75g, 14mm

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  3. Bob L.

    Bob L. Well-Known Member

  4. H8_modern

    H8_modern Attracted to small round-ish art

    I told the dealer I liked the fleur de lis and was told those “definitely aren’t fleur de lis”

    That was quick, thanks.
     
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  5. Deacon Ray

    Deacon Ray Supporter! Supporter

    That's a very interesting coin, @H8_modern , but I don't think it's Indo-Scythian. At least I've never seen anything like it when I've shopped for Indo-Scythian coins. I'm sure someone from the Forum will have some ideas.
     
  6. chrsmat71

    chrsmat71 I LIKE TURTLES! Supporter

    I have this related coin, I like to dabble in struck "modern" coins. That's a neat little coin @H8_modern !

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    Æ Doudou, 16mm, 4.0g, 12h; c. AD 1720-1837 Obv.: Fleur de lis. Rev.: 3-line Tamil legend, naming the mint: Pu du / ch e r / i Reference: KM 35
     
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  7. John Anthony

    John Anthony Ultracrepidarian Supporter

    One of my interests is modern coins produced with ancient techniques, hand-engraved dies, hammered strikes, etc. That's a great example of the genre.
     
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  8. Stuart Williams

    Stuart Williams New Member

    Nice coin and an unusual reverse! It looks like a double-fanam struck in India under French rule. The mint was probably Pondichery, near Madras.
     
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