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Offline aws22

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Iran, Copper, Fulus 1271 AH
« on: July 21, 2016, 10:46:40 AM »
Please help with this coin:
Iran, Copper, Fulus 1271 AH.
Weight 11.12 gm
Diameter 25 mm
Metal Copper
Edge Reeded

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Re: Iran, Copper, Fulus 1271 AH
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2016, 04:53:53 PM »
legend is : "current falus in the protected lands of Iran" (falus raij mamalek-i-mahruseh Iran) فلوس رایخ ممالک محرو سه ایران
 
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Re: Iran, Copper, Fulus 1271 AH
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2016, 06:03:27 PM »
Thank you Saro, you mean:
فلوس رایج ممالک محروسه ایران   (falus raij mamalek-i-mahruseh Iran)
Is it for Qajar, Nasir Aldin shah (1264-1314 AH)? How about the minting place?

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Re: Iran, Copper, Fulus 1271 AH
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2016, 06:19:50 PM »
These coins have been struck without any specific mint, only "Iran" and no ruler's name; the date indicates Nasir al-din period
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Re: Iran, Copper, Fulus 1271 AH
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2016, 06:22:25 PM »
Such coins are known as civic (i.e. city) coins. Their design is changed frequently (annually?) as re-coinage was a hidden tax on copper money: merchants should hand in their old pieces and received new coins minus the "cost" of re-minting. The coins are often badly struck, frequently overstruck on older civic or foreign coins. Consequently, there are large gaps in our knowledge of them. Saro has an impressive reference collection.

I found a similar (I think) obverse with lion and rising sun behind on a coin of Airan dated 1255 in Mitchiner (Mitch 2179). The other side is quite different, though. A number of die makers probably travelled from one town to another and used similar designs in several towns. As the coin is relatively heavy and the writing well done, I would not be surprised if it came from a big city like Isfahan or Tehran.

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Re: Iran, Copper, Fulus 1271 AH
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2016, 07:19:48 PM »
Thank you Peter and Saro for the clarification, much appreciated. As Peter mentioned, it is a relatively heavy coin, over 11 grams.

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