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Offline Figleaf

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Qarakhanid dirham
« on: February 25, 2018, 12:30:35 PM »
I expect this one to be the most difficult. Silver, possibly with tin or zinc content, 2.1 gram, 24.5 mm. Is it still possible to extract mint or even ruler?

Peter
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An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

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Re: Qarakhanid dirham
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2018, 12:44:33 PM »
On the contrary. There are not many types with an octagonal cartouche. So took me two minutes to come up with a likely candidate.  ;)
Arslan khan Mansur b. Ali and Ilek Muhammad b. Ali, Khujanda mint. Zeno specimen
Though better looking makes this not a perfect match, but likely not far off.
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Re: Qarakhanid dirham
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2018, 01:03:52 PM »
That's my problem with Zeno. I don't know where to look and when you find it for me I can find the ruler with difficulty: 10171024 AD, Mansur Arslan Khan bin Ali Arslan Khan. Argg! Am wowed with Khujand, though. That's where Alexander the Great fought the battle of Jaxartes.

More thanks to put on the heap you already have.

Peter
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An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.