UNKNOWN LOCATION IN ASIA unattributed small copper coin


UNKNOWN LOCATION IN ASIA, unknown denomination, unknown date, likely late 19th or early 20th centuries, Obverse: dot in rectangle in rectangle, radiating lines, Reverse: curved lines, copper, 15mm, 1.98g, possibilities: Afghan local but very small, Bhutan but if so really evolved, Mewar, or somewhere else, VG

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This came generally from a South Indian context, but not Southern India. To me it has a more Northern Hills region feel to it.

“Middle East” is, generally spealing, Morocco east to Afghanistan, Sudan in the south to Turkey in the north.

By “Modern World Coins” we mean here, generally, the round, flat, shiny metal objects that people have used for money and still do. “Modern,” though, varies by location. There was some other way they were doing their economies, and then they switched over to “modern coins,” then they went toward paper money, now we’re all going toward digital, a future in which kids look at a coin and say “What’s that?” We’ll say: “We used to use those to buy things.” Kids will ask “How?” The main catalog reference is the Standard Catalog of World Coins, to which the KM numbers refer.