By: Mady Image: Coins of the World Flowing style letters
23 days ago Post: 2269 India
By: Paul Images: 22 days ago Post: 2277
Your coin is from the Gwalior province of India. The trident and cobra pattern and the sanskrit writing are features to look for. The denomination is 1/4 anna.
The one in our picture comes from Ira and Larry Goldberg. Thanks to the Goldbergs for letting us use their nice coin photo. It sold for $50 US dollars during a 2011 auction. Mady's coin is in worse shape, so it is worth less.
The date is VS1958. The Vikrama Samvat (VS) calendar system is 57 years ahead of Western calendar, so your coin is from 1958 - 57 = 1901AD.