UNKNOWN ISLAMIC COIN WITH ISLAMIC COUNTERSTAMP

Discussion in 'World Coins' started by SRSNUM, Apr 17, 2019.

  1. SRSNUM

    SRSNUM New Member

    This may prove more difficult than my last post as the coin is in very rough shape. Please find some digital images below. Hoping to find an expert who may be able to shed some light on this mysterious coin.

    SRSNUM

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  3. SRSNUM

    SRSNUM New Member

    OOOPS. Item is 18mm in diameter and weighs 2.08 grams. Apologies for the SNAFU.

    SRSNUM
     
  4. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Wild guess? Medieval. The Seljuk Sultanate of Rum, maybe.

    Disclaimer: that is a mostly-uninformed wild guess, with nothing to back it up, since I do not really know.
     
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  5. Hookman

    Hookman Well-Known Member

    It is in pretty bad shape. I'm looking for numbers that I might recognize but I don't see anything that looks like numbers.
    I'm wondering if the writing could be in Sanskrit from the Indian area. or Hindi.

    I don't recognize anything on it.
     
  6. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    I think it's less a case of being in bad shape than the fact that it was rather primitively made in the first place.
     
  7. Hookman

    Hookman Well-Known Member

    I think it's probably both. I don't see anything that I recognize as numbers. I can't read any of those languages, only Arabic and Japanese numbers.
    Sometimes the stampings are so twisted that I may not even recognize a number as a number.
     
  8. Hookman

    Hookman Well-Known Member

    BTW, that's a cool "Dirty Movie" on that other thread.
    I'm seriously considering getting a machine.
     
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  9. SRSNUM

    SRSNUM New Member

    Thanks to Hookman and lordmarcovan for their efforts. It appears that this coin continues to resist attribution. The mystery continues...
     
  10. Hookman

    Hookman Well-Known Member

    Keep watching. There are other members with more expertise on these types of coins. They may just be busy at the moment. Maybe :
    @ewomack
    @Stork
    @Hiddendragon
    @PaddyB
     
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