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Small civic copper with a bull, Ardabil mint, AH (xx)05
« on: December 13, 2017, 12:21:11 AM »
New entry to my collection.
Tabriz mint?
Size: 20mm
Weight: 2.97gr
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Re: Small civic copper with a bull
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2017, 05:11:09 PM »
A very expressive bull  :perfect:
Copper coins of Tabriz show a bull and it's the first mint which comes to mind; it is frustating to have so few parts of the mintname...
at 9 o'clock a part of the date gives "x05x" (for 105?   ???)
I possess a coin of Tabriz with a bull dated 1072 and  of which a similar type dated 1095 is listed by Valentine (Val.107).
« Last Edit: February 08, 2018, 12:03:36 PM by saro »
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Re: Small civic copper with a bull, Tabriz mint (?), AH(1)05x
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2017, 09:11:18 PM »
Thank you for your comments.
Yes, the bull is very impressive although the coin itself is not really with less than 3gr  ;)

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Re: Small civic copper with a bull, Tabriz mint (?), AH(1)05x
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2018, 02:41:32 PM »
Now identified...
It is a civic copper of Ardabil. The mint name is 50% off but fits well with the legible letters of your coin.
A coin of higher weight, undated, but with a similar bull design is here on Zeno.

You possess here a scarce and nice coin  :)
« Last Edit: February 07, 2018, 03:39:32 PM by saro »
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Re: Small civic copper with a bull, Ardabil mint, AH(1)05x
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2018, 11:03:17 PM »
Thank you very much.
I have updated the Topic.

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Re: Small civic copper with a bull, Ardabil mint, AH(1)05x
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2018, 08:00:20 AM »
0 & 5 are, I think, the two last digits of the date which gives better " xx05"; according to the low weight of this coin, 1205 AH is probable
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Re: Small civic copper with a bull, Ardabil mint, AH (xx)05
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2018, 09:35:24 PM »
Yes you are most probably right.
Thanks again.