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Civic copper, soldier leaning on his rifle / Abu Shahr
« on: May 10, 2018, 10:30:57 PM »
Hi,
The obverse of this one looks similar to the ref KM#10 so I am wondering if it could be Borujerd mint  ???
Size: 16mm
Weight: 4.05gr

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Re: Civic copper, soldier leaning on his rifle
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2018, 12:01:02 PM »
The obverse of this one looks similar to the ref KM#10 so I am wondering if it could be Borujerd mint
Yes, it's seems to be well Borujerd  :applause:  a scarce mint and an uncommon design : personnages are rare on civic coppers and your soldier bears a head-gear typical of some persian soldiers of XVIIIth c..
attached an image of an afsharid artillery officer
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Re: Civic copper, soldier leaning on his rifle
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2019, 11:27:26 PM »
The obverse of this one looks similar to the ref KM#10 so I am wondering if it could be Borujerd mint  ???

Dear Maudry, I'm afraid you should have to change this coin's label :) ...despite the design, this coin is not from Borujerd as we could think but from Abu shahr (Bushire); a similar coin is in the Ashmolean museum (Oxford) with a well legible mintname / ref. HCR18642
« Last Edit: June 05, 2019, 08:28:31 AM by saro »
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Re: Civic copper, soldier leaning on his rifle / Abu Shahr
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2019, 10:37:42 PM »
Thank you Saro.
I tried to search for the coin with your reference but without success.
It also looks like most coins are without picture  ???

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Re: Civic copper, soldier leaning on his rifle / Abu Shahr
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2019, 11:10:12 PM »
it is this coin  :)
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Re: Civic copper, soldier leaning on his rifle / Abu Shahr
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2019, 11:18:09 PM »
Thank you Saro,
I will update the label. I'm not sure but it looks like the obverse is from different dies and the reverse could be from the same dies?