Author Topic: Afghanistan: Civic copper with flamingo, Safavid rule, probalby Qandahar mint  (Read 317 times)

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Offline maudry

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I really started to love the civic copper since I got my lot with several of them.
So here is one with a flamingo.
Size: 22X23mm
Weight: 9.44gr
« Last Edit: April 26, 2017, 09:13:32 PM by maudry »

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Re: Civic copper with flamingo
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2017, 10:07:21 AM »
Great find, not seen one quite like that before
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Re: Civic copper with flamingo
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2017, 11:04:59 AM »
Yes, a great find indeed, with an uncommon design  :)
it seems to me that the date is 1106 (written over the sin of "falus"); the style is the one of afghan coppers struck under Safavid rule and most probably it's from Qandahar.
(close to Valentine n° 10)
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Re: Civic copper with flamingo
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2017, 11:14:43 AM »
Also appears to be a laminated flan
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Re: Civic copper with flamingo
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2017, 09:12:07 PM »
Also appears to be a laminated flan
Yes I confirm.
Folded 2 times, 2 1/2 layers. On the "flamingo-side" the folded metal sheet ends in the middle of the coin.