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Can anyone help identify this coin please? [solved]

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Doctor180659
Joined: 17-Mar-2019
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Round thick coin with what seems like Arabic writing on both sides. 15mm diameter, 3mm thick flan. Weight 5.52g. Actually or close to pure silver based on density = 10.4g/cm3. Coin came out of large box of mixed metal detector finds bought at auction. Finds were understood to have been made in Gloucestershire area. Thank you in advance for any help you're able to offer. Kind regards.
Seeker55
Joined: 14-Apr-2018
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This looks like a silver half rupee from India (full rupee weight is about 11.0 to 11.6g).
Doctor180659
Joined: 17-Mar-2019
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Very many thanks for the quick reply - it is much appreciated.

Would you also know how old the coin might be?

Kind regards.
Seeker55
Joined: 14-Apr-2018
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My guess would be late 1700s or early 1800s. I don’t see a date on the coin. Hopefully someone will chime in with an exact attribution.
Doctor180659
Joined: 17-Mar-2019
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Excellent!

Once again many thanks indeed for your help.

Best regards
PetrusAscanus
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Quote: "Seeker55"​My guess would be late 1700s or early 1800s. I don’t see a date on the coin. Hopefully someone will chime in with an exact attribution.
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Camerinvs
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On the first photo there is the word جلوس (julus). With a little luck, you'll find your coin in the Numista catalogue.

The best person on Numista for all Indian coins is Parimal.
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Doctor180659
Joined: 17-Mar-2019
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Many thanks, that’s helpful.

Best regards.
Parimal
Joined: 22-Sep-2012
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Its a half Rupee in the name of Shah Alam Bahadur from Hyderabad Feudatories - Gadwal - KM# C19
Its quite rare coin and was sold for around 300$ in Oswal Auctions last year
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Doctor180659
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Wow! I thought that it might be rare as I’ve spent nearly a week trying to find it online.

I can’t thank you enough for letting me know - I can now get on with doing everything I should have done while I spent time looking for it. (My wife’s ‘to do’ list of course!

Thank you again.

Kind regards

Sorry to ask, but would you know if the one sold was in much better condition than this one?
Parimal
Joined: 22-Sep-2012
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I don't think the coin that was sold in the auction was better.
Below is the auction listing. You can compare it yourself
https://www.icollector.com/Princely-States-Hyderabad-Feudatories-Gadwal_i29706365

Hyderabad Feudatories - Gadwal coins are scarce and even the 1 Rupee coin (KM# C20) will be listed for 100$ and above. IPS and Mughal fractional rupees are more rare and hence the high price realization.
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Doctor180659
Joined: 17-Mar-2019
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Again, I am extremely grateful for your help and deep knowledge of the subject matter.

This coin has a remarkable history. Minted in India maybe 200 years ago, it travelled to England - possibly in the pocket of someone from the East India Company. Worthless here, it was probably thrown away in a field - only to be found by a metal detector guy who sold it in a mixed auction lot of his finds.

Such a rare coin really needs to go back home to India, so I’ll put it into the next London Coins Auction in June.THANKS AGAIN
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