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Offline aristonazir

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Coin with a pentagram
« on: February 15, 2013, 11:52:40 PM »
Hi everybody.

I have this coin in my collection and i really don't know where is it from! It is copper, 15 mm in diameter, it has a pentagram in one side and a script that i don't know in the other (maybe islamic). Little help, please?
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Re: Coin with a pentagram
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2013, 12:33:06 AM »
Could be from Morocco. Reverse image is unclear; perhaps like 1 or 2 MUZUNA - AH1320 / 1902AD reform coinage.

ETA AH1330
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Re: Coin with a pentagram
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2013, 01:00:16 AM »
This coin was presented to me to look at about a month ago from another site. I have not had time to look at it. However the weight would be good and a better contrast picture for the side with the writing.

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Re: Coin with a pentagram
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2013, 01:01:32 AM »
It looks better the other way up and enhanced a little.

AH 12xx.... perhaps a Falus.
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Re: Coin with a pentagram
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2013, 01:17:41 AM »
Unfortunately i don't know its weight. I haven't bought a scale yet, but i have planned it. I will inform you as soon as possible. Thank you very much!
"Η πενία πολλών εστιν ενδεής, η δ απληστία πάντων".
"Poverty is lack of many things and greed of all"

Aristotle

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Re: Coin with a pentagram
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2013, 01:28:29 AM »
There is a possibility that the coin is not copper, but billon. But the best way is to weigh it, as soon as i buy a scale.
"Η πενία πολλών εστιν ενδεής, η δ απληστία πάντων".
"Poverty is lack of many things and greed of all"

Aristotle

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Re: Coin with a pentagram
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2013, 12:16:14 PM »
Here's a similar one of mine, in equally poor condition, I think mine is Ghorids of Ghazna,
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Re: Coin with a pentagram
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2013, 12:13:14 AM »
Thank you very much.
"Η πενία πολλών εστιν ενδεής, η δ απληστία πάντων".
"Poverty is lack of many things and greed of all"

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Re: Coin with a pentagram
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2013, 09:25:06 AM »
Sorry, Vic. Yours has a 6-pointed star. I would go with Morocco also, but can't read enough of the text on the other side.

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Re: Coin with a pentagram
« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2013, 09:28:53 AM »
Somewhere I have a coin (cleaned) with a star on it. I must find it and see if there is a similarity

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Re: Coin with a pentagram
« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2013, 10:35:49 AM »
Sorry, Vic. Yours has a 6-pointed star. I would go with Morocco also, but can't read enough of the text on the other side.

Peter

Mines was in a job lot of 20 Khwarizm & Ghorid jitals I had from Robert Tye, it's different to aristonazirs coin for sure
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Re: Coin with a pentagram
« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2013, 11:30:33 PM »
Thank all of you. The condition of this coin doesn't help at all.  :)
"Η πενία πολλών εστιν ενδεής, η δ απληστία πάντων".
"Poverty is lack of many things and greed of all"

Aristotle

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Re: Coin with a pentagram
« Reply #12 on: March 22, 2013, 10:56:52 PM »
My coin weights 1,12 g.
"Η πενία πολλών εστιν ενδεής, η δ απληστία πάντων".
"Poverty is lack of many things and greed of all"

Aristotle