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Kurraman jital
« on: February 17, 2017, 03:55:08 PM »
Dear Colleagues, please, kindly assist with identification of this coin. Many thanks in advance!

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Re: Kurraman jital
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2017, 12:52:48 PM »
Interesting find ! On your top picture there is no doubt with a legend of "Fi balad / al Kurraman".
I have a lot more trouble making sense of the legend on the botom picture. With the "lah" near the top i thought at first that it might be the name of one of the caliphs. But that does not seem to fit. The bottom line i read as "Kaamkar" or "Kaamkan" which also does not ring a bell.
I do not know of a similar type cataloged anywhere. The style looks post-Qarlughid to me.

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Re: Kurraman jital
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2017, 01:25:50 PM »
Dear THCoins, thanks for your comment! I just found a coin with very similar obverse design and style on ZENO in Great Mongols' chapter:
http://www.zeno.ru/showphoto.php?photo=46516
But I would agree with you that style of this piece is rather post-Qarlughid

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Re: Kurraman jital
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2017, 07:32:52 PM »
I think I found the exact prototype :):
http://www.zeno.ru/showphoto.php?photo=46513

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Re: Kurraman jital
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2017, 07:58:18 PM »
Great !
Agree on the similarity of the bottom word. So not "Kaamkar", but گناہ گار "Kunahkar" , sinner/criminal. That was a word i did not have in my vocabulary yet, though i remember reading about similar phrasings on Mongol coinage.
Then the word at the top must be "Har keh" هر که "whoever".
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