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Offline Rangnath

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Iranian Falus / Tabriz sunface, km 115, AH 1240
« on: March 31, 2009, 12:40:38 AM »
Abandoned in a box marked "Arabic coins" in a dealer's shop in Portland, Oregon, I adopted this one.
I wish the coin were in better shape, of course, but I still enjoy it.  When I checked the example in the standard catalog, I noticed that the parallel diagonal lines of this coin are not part of the original design. Does anyone have a theory as to how and why they are there?
richie
« Last Edit: May 07, 2018, 10:14:09 AM by saro »

Offline Figleaf

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Re: Iranian Falus: sunface, km 115, AH 1254
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2016, 02:04:59 PM »
I would venture that the sun-face was overstamped on another coin and the lines are part of the design of the earlier stamp.

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Re: Iranian Falus: sunface, km 115, AH 1254
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2018, 09:07:34 AM »
I come back to this civic copper of Tabriz to add a correction : the date is 1240 and not 1254,  the small circle placed in center between the digits of the date is an ornament and not a "5".
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