Author Topic: Iran, civic copper with face value : "shahi", funambulist / Rasht  (Read 1597 times)

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Offline saro

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Personages are not common on persian or afghan coppers; a similar design is reported by Valentine for Resht mint (Val.86), this one is  of Ahmadshahi mint (Qandahar).
Valentine suggested an athlet on parallel bar (design cut), here we can see clearly that it's a funambulist.
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Re: Afghanistan civic copper : funambulist / Ahmadshahi
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2014, 08:46:26 PM »
That surely is one of the most peculiar Afghan coin designs i have ever seen !

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Re: Afghanistan civic copper : funambulist / Ahmadshahi
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2014, 08:53:58 PM »
Reminds me of Ullr    ;D

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Re: Afghanistan civic copper : funambulist / Ahmadshahi
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2014, 11:05:46 PM »
May be... ???

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Re: Afghanistan civic copper : funambulist / Ahmadshahi
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2014, 11:11:45 PM »
A most unusual Afghan coin, can't be many of those around I would think  :o
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Re: Afghanistan civic copper : funambulist / Ahmadshahi
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2014, 09:56:10 AM »
I agree, and for those who haven't the book : "Modern copper coins of Muhammadan States" by Valentine, I join a picture of n°86 (Resht / Iran) with a similar design.
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Re: Iran / civic copper with face value: "shahi", funambulist / Rasht
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2016, 04:57:21 PM »
Personages are not common on persian or afghan coppers; a similar design is reported by Valentine for Resht mint (Val.86)

The design is so similar that I realize now that this coin is also of Rasht !  ::) the word "shahi" isn't a part of "Ahmadshahi" as I thought,  but is the denomination of the coin !! : “shahi” ( 50 dinars).... the mintname is at top, even not very clear  : (Ra)sht  (“R” is off).

Usually, Iranian civic copper coins don’t bear any denomination but only the generic  term “falus”; this coin could be a rare exception.

In “The Monetary History of Iran from the Safavids to the Qajars / 2013” , Matthee, Floor & Clawson  say:
Copper coins usually have a date and the mint stamped on them, but typically do not indicate their face value. Only three coins with their face value stamped on them are known for the sixteenth century andnone for the seventeen century. The coins in question were struck in Qunduz, Termiz and Hisar (957/ 1550) and state their value as “two dinars” (ie: the 2 dinars coppers of Amirs of Qunduz).

The first Iranian copper coins with a face value seem to be those struck under Nasir al-din Shah Qajar (standardized "seated lion and sun" type) and this undated coin could have been in use at time of early Qajars.




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