Possible Indian Coin For ID?

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Braving the heat out on a dig and the bronze coin below came up...

I suspect it may be Indian?
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Not sure what happened there Pete, but send us a message or email me the pic to see why it didnt load up fella :thumbsup:
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Sorry, I think somebody shot the carrier pigeon! :roll:

Back home now so will load up some pics in a few....
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Let’s try again...I swear the top pic shows a bloke in a boat riding an elephant, maybe the sun was hotter than I thought?? 🥵
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Indian Jital.

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Definately an elephant, and what looks like a viking long boat, but then i think i hae heat stroke so can be safely ignored in my ID attempts :thumbsup:

Fair play to you though for getting out :clapping:
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A 13th century indian coin :shock: Wowzers you don’t find many of those in the UK normally I’m guessing. Very, very cool find :Star:
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Oxgirl wrote: Thu Jul 22, 2021 4:03 pm A 13th century indian coin :shock: Wowzers you don’t find many of those in the UK normally I’m guessing. Very, very cool find :Star:
I am not getting too excited yet as it seems that very similar designs were used through to at least the the late 1700's... That said the coin is quite chunky, very much along the lines of a Roman bronze rather than a George or Victoria pre decimal, if that makes sense...

Looking on line, most seem to have the elephant facing right...the inscription on the other side has the same form as the one in my link, but my coin is larger, so possibly a different denomination??
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Pete E wrote: Thu Jul 22, 2021 3:46 pm Let’s try again...I swear the top pic shows a bloke in a boat riding an elephant, maybe the sun was hotter than I thought?? 🥵
That is absolutely ridiculous ,it’s quite obvious it’s a baboon riding a boat on an elephants back!
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Posted question over at Numista simply that's where many of the pics of Indian coins Google through up seem to have originated..

I got reply suggesting it's a Paisa as the size and weight matches, and that there were many very similar coins originating in Mysore from the rein of the Tipu Sultan, 1782-1799...

So very pleased with that, and not the sort of coin I ever thought i would find in a very rural spot in Shropshire....
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Pete E wrote: Thu Jul 22, 2021 6:06 pm Posted question over at Numista simply that's where many of the pics of Indian coins Google through up seem to have originated..

I got reply suggesting it's a Paisa as the size and weight matches, and that there were many very similar coins originating in Mysore from the rein of the Tipu Sultan, 1782-1799...

So very pleased with that, and not the sort of coin I ever thought i would find in a very rural spot in Shropshire....
Ahhh the Tipu Sultan era. The time of the East India Company. I can trump you on that period. Here’s a gold Tipu Sultan coin I found a few years ago in rural Oxfordshire.
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And the record https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts ... /id/945711
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Oxgirl wrote: Thu Jul 22, 2021 6:21 pm Ahhh the Tipu Sultan era. The time of the East India Company. I can trump you on that period. Here’s a gold Tipu Sultan coin I found a few years ago in rural Oxfordshire. 6CCCEC80-DD9E-4B3F-8733-30C660955435.jpegEE34A859-37D9-47EF-99B1-99F93AB2EDC8.jpeg

And the record https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts ... /id/945711
Truly stunning! I bet you wondered exactly what it was when you first found it!
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Pete E wrote: Thu Jul 22, 2021 6:59 pm
Truly stunning! I bet you wondered exactly what it was when you first found it!
Just prayed it wasn’t a button then thought it was some pre Roman era one :lol:
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