Author Topic: Civic Copper coin with a peacock (or duck) - ctm " 'adl-i Qazvin"  (Read 330 times)

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Offline maudry

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Hi,
This unusual coin was part of a lot of Civic Coppers.
Not sure though if it is from Iran or Afghanistan.
Size: 28X21mm
Weight: 6.77gr
« Last Edit: September 06, 2018, 09:23:44 AM by saro »

Offline Figleaf

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Re: Copper coin with a duck
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2018, 11:09:19 PM »
A peacock, perhaps?

Peter
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Re: Copper coin with a duck
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2018, 10:55:12 AM »
Could be a peacock ?
I think that the good way for the counterstamp is to make a 90° rotation, which could give "  'adl عدل " at top over something not easily readable (city name probably ??)
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Re: Copper coin with a duck
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2018, 02:07:54 PM »
with a lot of reserve it could be read as " 'adli-Qazvin  عدلی قزوین " ( 'adl-i Qazvin  valid at Qazvin)
with an arrangement of letters to give style to the rosebud shape stamp.
That needs to be confirmed... the weight may fit with existing coin of this mint (6-8g)
The bird seems to me to show remains of up tail and could be better a peacock than a duck ??? it is not clear and both birds exist on civic coppers..
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