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Offline saro

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Afghanistan, civic copper with open hand (2) Ahmadshahi ?
« on: October 22, 2018, 04:59:02 PM »
22-23mm / 7,87g
Similar to this other coin, with a fraction of mintname on reverse "sha...i " it seems /  Ahmadshahi ?
Could be also a coin in name Mahmud Shah, unfortunately the legend is cut  :-[
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Re: Afghanistan, civic copper with open hand (2) Ahmadshahi ?
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2018, 10:16:53 AM »
An interesting type and different to my open hand types,  is that a circular legend or a pattern around the hand ?
Vic

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Re: Afghanistan, civic copper with open hand (2) Ahmadshahi ?
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2018, 10:28:07 AM »
is that a circular legend or a pattern around the hand ?
It isn't a legend but a pattern, I think.
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Re: Afghanistan, civic copper with open hand (2) Ahmadshahi ?
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2018, 11:46:18 AM »
It seems that this coin shows the "left hand of 'Abbas" while the one posted by Vic shows the "right hand of 'Abbas", as it is usually found on modern amullets.
The left and right severed hands of 'Abbas ibn 'Ali are kept in two separate shrines in Karbala, the site of a famous battle where he had been injured and killed along with his half-brother Hussein, both highly venerated by shiites.
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Re: Afghanistan, civic copper with open hand (2) Ahmadshahi ?
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2018, 01:19:00 PM »
The complete story is here. This is a very good example of how coins broaden your knowledge.

Peter
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Re: Afghanistan, civic copper with open hand (2) Ahmadshahi ?
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2018, 03:24:05 PM »
Thank you Peter, 100% agree  :)
Joined : the two shrines in Karbala
« Last Edit: October 25, 2018, 10:46:02 PM by saro »
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