Author Topic: Afghanistan, AE Falus (Sher 'Ali ?), Kabul "aqibat al-khair"  (Read 1045 times)

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Afghanistan, AE Falus (Sher 'Ali ?), Kabul "aqibat al-khair"
« on: February 09, 2013, 04:13:33 PM »
This is one with the legend between two swords, I can't find one in KM the same however
coin is from an a very old collection where they used to varnish the copper coins  :o

8.67g   AE21
« Last Edit: June 24, 2020, 08:50:18 AM by saro »
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Re: Afghanistan, AE Falus, mint?
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2013, 02:19:40 AM »
Varnish should dissolve in acetone. It's worth a try, since the acetone is completely harmless.

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Re: Afghanistan, AE Falus, mint?
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2013, 05:15:42 PM »
I think that this falus  could have been struck at Kabul mint by Sher Ali ?
The script is very stylized as often on these nice afghan coins.
Reverse : good parts of "Kabul" written in toughra style ( the word "falus"is needed)+ part of a date : xx8(0) ?
may be 1280 ? which could fit with Sher Ali first reign.
« Last Edit: October 26, 2018, 05:53:09 PM by saro »
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Re: Afghanistan, AE Falus, mint?
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2013, 05:21:34 PM »
Sorry, not (12)80...it's a "7"  :-[ may be the last digit of a date ? or something else...
" 'aqibat al-khair " on obverse (not "Sher 'Ali")
« Last Edit: October 26, 2018, 08:42:48 PM by saro »
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Re: Afghanistan, AE Falus, mint?
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2013, 06:20:11 PM »
Thank you saro for the lovely calligraphy  8)  Ali was the only part I thought I could read but now you point out the rest I can see it all.
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