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Iran Civic copper of Resht

Started by saro, May 02, 2014, 04:54:08 PM

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saro

This falus struck at Resht is unusual according to its legend's arrangement : " zarb Resht" is written with isolated letters with the "B" of zarb and "T" of Resht looking like a cross.

Copper / 9,55g / wide flan : 30-31mm diam.

I have found a similar coin with unread legend from S.Album : http://numismatics.org/collection/1917.215.3124
The script is clear but not the design on reverse and I don't know what kind of personage it shows ? a kneeling woman ?
"All I know is that I know nothing" (Socrates)

capnbirdseye

Another most unusual coin saro, as for the reverse I have no idea
Vic

Figleaf

When you click on RASHT in the ANS page you are linking to, you get three results, two of them of similar coins. The obverse of both is described as "seated figure".

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

saro

Oh yes Peter ! I should had have a look to that... and when I click on "falus rasht" I find 71 results; two have a similar design and just one with the same curious cross like reverse.
That gives : obverse : " x seated figure NOT RASHT" / reverse : ????

I think that my reading of reverse is the good one even if I have never seen such legend written with isolated letters.
"All I know is that I know nothing" (Socrates)

Figleaf

When such a coin is read differently by ANS and saro, I trust saro.

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

saro

Too kind Peter ! but I just have a readable examplar...

I looked again at the 2nd ANS coin and I see that it's also the same type, just in a lower grade.
"All I know is that I know nothing" (Socrates)

saro

Quote from: saro on May 02, 2014, 04:54:08 PM
This falus struck at Resht is unusual according to its legend's arrangement : " zarb Resht" is written with isolated letters with the "B" of zarb and "T" of Resht looking like a cross.
..... I don't know what kind of personage it shows ? a kneeling woman ?

I have found the answer from S.Album Auction 5 where a similar coin was offered for sale (Item 73763) with this description :
"CIVIC COPPER: AE falus (15.94g), Rasht, ND, A-3257, woman seated, holding baby, mint name rasht written with 3 separate letters, Very Fine, RR. "

(...and a confirmation for the curious manner of writing the mintname.)
"All I know is that I know nothing" (Socrates)

THCoins

Congratulations that you finally have a definite attribution. It shows that just some patience, with keeping your eyes open, pays off !

saro

Quote from: THCoins on December 01, 2015, 06:12:40 PM
It shows that just some patience, with keeping your eyes open, pays off !

Thank you dear THCoins . Like the squirrel with its nuts, the numismatist keeps things in mind...the problem is that, like the squirrel, he often forgets where he put them  :D  !
"All I know is that I know nothing" (Socrates)