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Offline Rangnath

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Morocco Falus: Probably AH 1262, C#122a.1
« on: February 01, 2009, 03:08:15 AM »
I have a soft spot in my heart for coins from Morocco.  I've never been there, except in the movies. But I do love the designs of their coins. 
Throughout the 19th century, Morocco had falus's with the Seal of Solomon on the obverse and the date on the reverse.  Minor differences and dates distinguish one KM value from another.  The one posted here is AH 1252, I think.  I'll let you decide, and if you feel the urge to find it's type in the Standard Catalog, I would be very interested! It weighs 4.4 grams.
richie
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Re: Morocco Falus: Need help with cataloging
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2009, 04:04:37 AM »
Tempted to say 1262 myself, and C#122a.1 - I know the coin illustrated in SCWC has wavy lines above and below the date rather than straight as on your piece.  1252 exists for this type, too, but the digit is more like a 6 than a 5 to my eye.  You didn't mention the diameter but I assume it's a single falus in the 20 - 22mm range.


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Morocco Falus: Need help with cataloging.
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2009, 07:51:05 AM »
Richie,
  This coin is definitely dated AH1262.

By the way,what's a Moroccan coin doing depicted in the Asian section?

Aidan.

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Re: Morocco Falus: Need help with cataloging
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2009, 11:10:47 PM »
Thanks Martin and Aidan.  I can accept 1262 AH. 
The coin measures 19mm across.  Close enough?  I have a C122b.1, 1270 which is but 16 mm across. The straight lines above and below the "1262" disturbed my inner tranquility. 

And as for Aidan's question:
Good question Aidan. 
In Algebraic form, the board = (Asia –Indian sub continent) + the Middle East,
where The Middle East is operationally defined as all countries which use/used the Arabic script in their coinage. 

As our web site and interest grows, maybe we can discuss better ways to divide the Numismatic world!  :-\

richie