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IRAN, Mint: KASHAN. Another coin with a bird
« on: January 12, 2012, 06:10:30 PM »
Please help attribute this one...........



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Re: IRAN, Mint: KASHAN. Another coin with a bird
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2012, 06:23:30 PM »
Amit, it took me a while to figure out the bird on that coin. Intresting piece.

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Re: IRAN, Mint: KASHAN. Another coin with a bird
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2012, 06:31:07 PM »
...........to figure out the bird .......

Looks like a parrot?

..., it took me a while to figure out the bird on that coin.

It took me more than a while.......... and I still am not able to decide whether the other figure is a fish or some reptile......

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Re: IRAN, Mint: KASHAN. Another coin with a bird
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2012, 06:34:52 PM »
Looks like a parrot?

It took me more than a while.......... and I still am not able to decide weather it is a fish or a reptile......

Amit

It definietly looks like a bird. Turning the coin 90 degree counterclockwise in the picture ( bird side) would definiely make it easier for others to spot the bird ( before it flies off.... ;D)

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Re: IRAN, Mint: KASHAN. Another coin with a bird
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2012, 11:02:15 PM »
Very characteristic of the copper coins of Iran
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Re: IRAN, Mint: KASHAN. Another coin with a bird
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2012, 02:07:06 AM »
Indeed so. I think this could be Iran KM 128.

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Re: IRAN, Mint: KASHAN. Another coin with a bird
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2012, 10:24:32 AM »
Indeed so. I think this could be Iran KM 128.

I am sorry for not having provided the weight earlier. Is the coin you refer to just 3.4g?

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Re: IRAN, Mint: KASHAN. Another coin with a bird
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2012, 10:37:32 AM »
I think that we can read the mintname on right scan : Kashan in an eight-pointed star made of a double square (so that for the face with the bird).
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Re: IRAN, Mint: KASHAN. Another coin with a bird
« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2012, 12:17:59 PM »
a drawing to illustrate my previous mail...
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Re: IRAN, Mint: KASHAN. Another coin with a bird
« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2012, 12:04:37 AM »
Brilliant, Saro. It's not the same coin as the one I indicated upthread (Hamadan mint, 10.7 grams) but, like the two others much like a known Iranian coin. I quote KM again:

As a result of the frequent recoinage of copper and its frequent demonetization, copper coins were not hoarded or saved and are consequently quite scarce today. Annual change meant that each mint had a multiplicity of types and varieties, most of which are uncommon today. The following listings are not an attempt at completeness, but give a representative selection of the products of each mint.

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