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Identification help needed.

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Hi chaps. Had this thing kicking around for a decade,I thought I would probably bump into whatever it was sooner rather than later and whilst it looks familiar to something from princely states coinage I can't find it and it is starting to really bug me. I have no idea on the symbols not like the islamic,hebrew or persian ones we are used to . Anyone have an idea what it is please so I can sleep again :)

5.9 gr 24.85 mm   Thanks

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Looks S.Asian to me, but there are lots of temple tokens as well as true coins. Best place to get an answer is probably Zeno

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Odd one. Because of the crudeness of the script I'm not entirely sure whether it's Sanskrit or Devanāgarī alphabet. I think I can see 25 in Sanskrit in the centre of the first image but that makes little sense in terms of Indian coinage.

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24 minutes ago, bagerap said:

Odd one. Because of the crudeness of the script I'm not entirely sure whether it's Sanskrit or Devanāgarī alphabet. I think I can see 25 in Sanskrit in the centre of the first image but that makes little sense in terms of Indian coinage.

I don't think it's Sanskrit (which alphabetically is virtually identical to Hindi).

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There are subtle differences which, in the hands of someone more expert than I, can help differentiate between C18th and C19th texts. That being the time of a broader cultural shift to modern  Devanāgarī .

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Could be Kaithi perhaps?

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That's a very good call.I was working through alphabetically and I've only just got past Bangla. Kaithi fits side two very well but I think that we may be looking at two languages on this piece

 

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Looks like tibet, 1 sho. Not sure of the date range, numista can tell you.

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