What am I? Non-Western alphabet (*not Thai*)

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  1. Burton Strauss III

    Burton Strauss III Well-Known Member

    I checked the supposed attribution in Numista and there's nothing even close.

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    TIA!
     
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  3. Seattlite86

    Seattlite86 Outspoken Member

    A friend of mine says he can read the words Sultan and Hind. He said it is most likely Indian, likely Moghul. I hope that helps any.
     
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  4. physics-fan3.14

    physics-fan3.14 You got any more of them.... prooflikes? Supporter

    Yes, that was my first guess as well. I don't know much about these coins, but it has that look.
     
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  5. Seattlite86

    Seattlite86 Outspoken Member

    It does have the look. My friend is not a coin collector, but comes from Pakistan and is multilingual. I'm trying to convince him to collect coins. :)
     
  6. Muzyck

    Muzyck I'll gladly pay you Tuesday for a biscuit today.

    Might want to also check Afghanistan. Numista is basically useless for these due to the variation by mint and missing issues. Good luck.

    I picked up something similar within the last year. it weighs 9.14g. It was unidentified by the seller but I labeled it as Afghanistan - Abdur Rahman (1297-1319AH) 1880 - 1901

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  7. Burton Strauss III

    Burton Strauss III Well-Known Member

    Reddit suggested "Appears to be a 1 rupee coin from the Maratha empire in India."


    But you are right Numista has issues....
     
  8. THCoins

    THCoins Well-Known Member

    Afhanistan is correct. KM#544, mint Kabul
     
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  9. Seattlite86

    Seattlite86 Outspoken Member

    What about the OP's coin?
     
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  10. THCoins

    THCoins Well-Known Member

    Both coins are the same type.
     
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  11. Burton Strauss III

    Burton Strauss III Well-Known Member

    Even though one is oblong and the other is almost perfectly round?
     
  12. Muzyck

    Muzyck I'll gladly pay you Tuesday for a biscuit today.

    Since it is a hammered coin the importance of the planchet is probably based more on weight than shape.
     
  13. juris klavins

    juris klavins Well-Known Member

    The oblong coin has the appearance of a 'railroad track' coin - I'm sure kids the world around try that 'trick' at some time :rolleyes:
     
  14. coin_nut

    coin_nut Well-Known Member

    zeno.ru can identify it, almost surely. The picture would need to be redone to their specifications:
    1. The coin must be taken out of the plastic holder (that’s obligatory!)
    2. Both sides of the coin are to be scanned (obligatory!)
    3. White background is preferable.
    4. White background is preferable.
    5. Desired resolution is 600dpi (for smaller coins 1200dpi would be better)
    6. Desired compression quality for JPG images – no less than 70%.
    7. Short but clear guide How to Scan or Photograph Coins at eBay.com.
     
  15. Burton Strauss III

    Burton Strauss III Well-Known Member

    It's not getting cracked out - I bought it for the slab.

    Scanning is a terrible way to image a coin. The higher the relief the worse it is.
     
  16. Seattlite86

    Seattlite86 Outspoken Member

    Care to show the slab?
     
  17. coin_nut

    coin_nut Well-Known Member

    If you have it in a slab, then it is already attributed. Is this a guessing game? It is obvious that it is an Indian coin, or from somewhere in that part of the world.
     
  18. Burton Strauss III

    Burton Strauss III Well-Known Member

    The attribution is bunk ... Tibet 1872-1875... As is the grading company.
     
  19. Muzyck

    Muzyck I'll gladly pay you Tuesday for a biscuit today.

    That coin was slabbed? It was identified in post #7 as Afghanistan. That is what it is.
     
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  20. ycon

    ycon Well-Known Member

    The alphabet per the thread title is Arabic. This is not my area of expertise at all, but I imagine the language of the coin is more likely Persian or Urdu than Arabic.
     
  21. Burton Strauss III

    Burton Strauss III Well-Known Member

    I simply said non-Western.

    The not Thai is a Reddit joke - sometimes every 5th topic is "what is this" with one of King Rama's coins.

    I didn't believe it was Tibet because it didn't match any Tibettian coins.
     
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