Author Topic: Afghanistan Falus with 3 swords / Ahmadshahi mint - Val.33 variety  (Read 750 times)

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Offline saro

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10,22g .
A variety of Valentine 33 / Ahmadshahi mint (Qandahar), with a different arrangement of obverse.
date not readable (may be "4" at end ?)
« Last Edit: July 12, 2015, 01:23:32 PM by saro »
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Re: Afghanistan Falus with 3 swords / Ahmadshahi mint - Val.33 variety
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2015, 12:10:27 PM »
Comparing your wonderful graphic analysis with the chaotic reality on the coin, I would argue that the coin is undated. Your analysis explains every stroke on the coin and leaves only a few dots.

Peter
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Re: Afghanistan Falus with 3 swords / Ahmadshahi mint - Val.33 variety
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2015, 01:35:32 PM »
Yes Peter, I'm not sure that we can say that this coin is in XF condition  ;)...
Found at low cost,  together with few uncleaned indian coppers, it is still legible and of some interest (for me...); I already possess civic coppers with 1 sword & 2 swords, but not with 3 ...(double blades swords)
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Re: Afghanistan Falus with 3 swords / Ahmadshahi mint - Val.33 variety
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2015, 02:20:45 PM »
Very much agreed. The Afghan and Persian civic coppers have never been researched thoroughly and it's always huge fun to find a discovery coin, even if it is in eBay parlance: EF minus (some wear, bumps and scratches, otherwise as struck) :D My remark above is only what little contribution I can make to your most interesting discovery.

Peter
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Re: Afghanistan Falus with 3 swords / Ahmadshahi mint - Val.33 variety
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2015, 01:38:53 PM »
A good find, the die engraver must have been feeling generous & added another sword  :D
Vic