Weird little hammered coin

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  1. GregH

    GregH Well-Known Member

    9231B152-C7C3-4CF7-A4F7-C7FC8B1B9702.jpeg F8E84FED-B7E2-4F14-A7CF-B247180AD82A.jpeg Good morning team!
    A friend came across this coin & asked for my help to ID it. Unfortunately Google, Vcoins, Wildwinds etc have been of no help. My best guess is it’s from India. Does anyone know what this is?
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  3. The Eidolon

    The Eidolon Well-Known Member

    Some Persian coins have similar images of archers, but the script doesn't really
    look Persian or Indian to me. Looks like a royal couple with attendants on one side
    and two archers holding bows and arrows on the other. Image search hasn't shown
    anything very close yet. Good luck!
  4. GregH

    GregH Well-Known Member

    Yes, completely baffling this one!
  5. Chris B

    Chris B Supporter! Supporter

    I'm thinking Persian as well but at this point haven't found it.
  6. GregH

    GregH Well-Known Member

    Found the answer!

    Country * Tokens * (India - Temple Tokens)
    Type Token
    Years 1792-1850
    Currency Temple Tokens
    Composition Silver
    Weight 11 g
    Diameter 27 mm
    Shape Round
    Demonetized Yes
    References MIT# 328

    Rama and Lakshmana standing, Gurumukhi legend around.

    Seated Rama and Sita with Lakshmana. Hanuman standing to the left holding parasol.
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