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Afghanistan falus of Qandahar lion & sun / folded copper sheet
« on: February 21, 2014, 08:48:46 AM »
This coin is made of an oval folded copper sheet which gives it this semi-circular shape.
dark patina / (10)58 AH /  8,38g / Valentine n4 (p.171)
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Re: Afghanistan falus of Qandahar lion & sun
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2014, 02:13:43 PM »
Qandahar has been taken and lost alternatively by Mughals and Safavids;  in 1047 AH it belonged to Mughals (Shah Jahan) and falled again in Safavids hands in 1058 AH, the year when this coin has been struck, which could explain its typical iranian design...
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Re: Afghanistan falus of Qandahar lion & sun
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2014, 02:34:32 PM »
Another beauty! seems odd why somone pierced the coin in such an odd place unless they thought the Lion was standing up on one leg  :o
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Re: Afghanistan falus of Qandahar lion & sun
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2014, 05:56:22 PM »
It may be odd if you know that this is a natural lion with a sun, but if you are used to see lion dollars with the arms of Holland and considering the straight edge, the place of the hole makes sense.

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