Picked up this ugly coin from Heritage Auction.

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by panzerman, Sep 20, 2019.

  1. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    AV Aka ND
    Struck circa 980-1070AD (Period of Chola Invasion) lf (12).jpg lf (13).jpg
    Anonymous Rulers
    Mitchener 828/830
    15.3 mm. 0.53g. .570
    obv. Vishnu Standing Right
    rev. Legend below Conch Shell
     
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  3. Severus Alexander

    Severus Alexander Blame my mother. Supporter

    Not ugly at all!!
     
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  4. Spaniard

    Spaniard Well-Known Member

    Nice coin!....Reverse is upside down...
    Script seems to read 'Darak'
    gold 2.jpg
     
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  5. rrdenarius

    rrdenarius non omnibus dormio Supporter

    Interesting coin.
    It amazes me how much knowledge is a click away. @Spaniard good translating job. Is the coin from Sri Lanka? What language?
     
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  6. Spaniard

    Spaniard Well-Known Member

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  7. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    These little coins are always interesting to see, nice buy.
     
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  8. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    Awesome. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
    But you know that. Or you wouldn't have bought that beauty.
     
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  9. Johndoe2000$

    Johndoe2000$ Well-Known Member

    It would fit nicely in my own ugly coin collection. :cool:
     
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  10. Pishpash

    Pishpash Mater dracones - spero Supporter

    John, there is nothing ugly about this coin :happy:
     
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  11. Multatuli

    Multatuli Homo numismaticus Supporter

    I Liked! As always, Panz!
     
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  12. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    Thanks for all your positive comments! I will from this moment on, say its a nice looking little coin.
    John
     
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  13. Johndoe2000$

    Johndoe2000$ Well-Known Member

    It really is.
     
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  14. Spaniard

    Spaniard Well-Known Member

    I agree a very nice looking coin!....
    I haven't got any gold yet but here's my coppers.... kandy kings.jpg
     
  15. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    Those are impressive!
     
  16. Jwt708

    Jwt708 Well-Known Member

    It's outside of my areas of interest but it's still an interesting coin!
     
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