Need help IDing this bronze ancient Indian Sultanate coin!

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by CarolineP, Nov 9, 2021.

  1. CarolineP

    CarolineP Member

    Got this one from the god-tier dollar bin at the last show I went to! As you can see, it's a squarish bronze coin with Arabic-type writing on one side & some curved lines and a bunch of dots on the other.

    Dimensions & weight:
    9.55 grams
    17mm longer side, 16mm shorter side
    4-5mm thick

    Pretty sure it's from an old Indian sultanate, but not sure from which one or when!

    Hoping an expert on these kinds of coins could help me out.



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  3. Deacon Ray

    Deacon Ray Artist & Historian Supporter

    If nobody responds to your question, CarolineP , contact Dr. Pankaj Tandon at CoinIndia. He’s on

    It looks familiar. You might try going to the CoinIndia website and scrolling down through the SOLD coins.
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2021
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  4. THCoins

    THCoins Well-Known Member

    One side has some resemblance to a paisa from the princely state of Cambay, but it is not a perfect match. The arab number on the other side side also suggests it is 19th century, not much older. Could very well also be a Kacha paisa (non-official but circulating imitation coinage)
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  5. CarolineP

    CarolineP Member

    Yeah I now think it's likely from a Princely State because of the date (looks like 1206 or 1207, which would mean early 1800s Gregorian) - just not sure which Princely State!

    I did some more looking and the closest matches I could find were Baroda or Sailana, but even then they're still a decent ways off... Some coins from Sailana also have a 7-dot circle like the one on my coin though so maybe that's something?
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