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Token: India Temple Ram Tanka with Magic Square (Fakes are possible)
Token: India Temple Ram Tanka with Magic Square (Fakes are possible)

According to Wikipedia: 'In recreational mathematics, a magic square is an arrangement of distinct numbers (i.e., each number is used once), usually integers, in a square grid, where the numbers in each row, and in each column, and the numbers in the main and secondary diagonals, all add up to the same number, called the 'magic constant.''

Such a square appears on the reverse of this token.

The token is a ram tanka or ramatanks Temple Token popular in India for the last 100 years or so. Most tokens are recently manufactured and made to look old. Other tokens come from more ancient times. For a thorough treatment of ramatanka, please click to our prime page on these items.

Values for these pieces depends mostly on authenticity. With no sure way to determine authenticity, evaluating them is basically impossible. Looking around the web, and checking dealer prices, tokens made of non-precious metal which appear to be authentic carry catalog values as follows:

worn: $5 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $10
well preserved: $30
fully unicrulcated: $70

The catalog values above are inflated values. See our Important Terminology page for an explanation of how catalog values work.

Images from requester Dev:

Coin: 21553 , Genre: Tokens
Requested by: Dev, Fri, 09-Sep-2016 13:42:26 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sat, 10-Sep-2016 02:51:35 GMT
Requester description: scene from the Ramayana a matrix of unusual symbols
Tags: token india temple ram tanka ramatanka magic square fakes counterfeit tokens toke tonka ramtanka suared squarish boxed squared boxes squares box replica forger counterfet fake counterfiet reproductions repro reproduction counterfeits replicas forgery symbols symbol syombol symbles symbal simbol symbels symobols simble god goddess line bar rectangle gods deity godess bars rectangular rectangles

  

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