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Offline capnbirdseye

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Saffarids of Sistan, Nasr. 1221 AD, billon Jital
« on: October 15, 2017, 12:47:39 PM »
A scarce coin from a rare ruler who presumably barely reached just one year before his demise

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Re: Saffarids of Sistan, Nasr. 1221 AD, billon Jital
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2017, 04:46:06 PM »
Great coin ! I think there was a bit of a minting technique problem at the time. As mine (shown here) has a very similar flan crack.

Taj-ud-din Nasr was soon replaced by his brother Rukn-ud-din Abu Mansur, who also did not last long.
So as an addition:
Obv: “Rukn-al-din / abu Mansur bin / Bahramshah”.
Rev: “Allah / Muhammad / rasul Allah / al-Nasir al-din”.
(BI, 19 mm, 3.85 gr, Tye 128, Album-1430, rare)

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Re: Saffarids of Sistan, Nasr. 1221 AD, billon Jital
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2017, 05:05:19 PM »
Abu Mansur very clear  8)

  I wonder why the flans cracked, it's what you might expect from cast metal
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Re: Saffarids of Sistan, Nasr. 1221 AD, billon Jital
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2017, 10:56:13 PM »
I think the die was insufficiently heated or had cooled off too much before it was struck, reducing the elasticity of the metal on the outside towards the edge.

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Re: Saffarids of Sistan, Nasr. 1221 AD, billon Jital
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2017, 01:17:54 PM »
Another factor may have been the metal composition of the coins, as these seem to cointain a high percentage of lead in the alloy.