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Afghanistan, AE Falus, Sar-i-Pul mint
« on: January 15, 2019, 06:06:42 PM »
I can read falus & ra'ij on one side but the remainder worn off. might be the end of the date visible

The other side shows the mint but I cannot make it out as it's clearly not Kabul but more likely ending in pul

Maybe this is not Afghan or Iranian but  central Asian?


5.35g,  27mm
« Last Edit: January 16, 2019, 10:33:09 AM by capnbirdseye »
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Re: AE Falus, mint identification
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2019, 08:51:27 PM »
I had a rummage around my catalogue of pre-modern central Asian coins but didn't find anything...
always willing to trade modern UK coins for modern coins from elsewhere....

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Re: AE Falus, mint identification
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2019, 09:18:33 PM »
Dear Vic, on the second photo it reads: " Zarb pol ضرب پل ", pol means bridge and the mint place could be " Amir Bridge امیر پل " wherever that is or something else? At least we know that the mint place includes the word " Bridge ".

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Re: AE Falus, mint identification
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2019, 09:24:50 PM »
Dear Vic, on the second photo it reads: " Zarb pol ضرب پل ", pol means bridge and the mint place could be " Amir Bridge امیر پل " or something else? At least we know that the mint place includes the word " Bridge ".

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Thank you Maythem,  lets hope we can identify it further
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Re: AE Falus, mint identification
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2019, 10:33:44 PM »
Afghan civic copper of Sar-i pol
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Re: AE Falus, mint identification
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2019, 11:28:16 PM »
Afghan civic copper of Sar-i pol

That's an unusual mint saro,  several examples on zeno give it as sar-i-pul, all extremely crude compared to this one which also bears the word ra'ij
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Re: AE Falus, mint identification
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2019, 08:57:51 AM »
An unpublished type it seems ! in pretty condition :applause:
The city / province name is alternatively translated as "Sar-i Pol / Sar-e Pol / Sar-i Pul"; S. Album has adopted "Sar-i Pol"
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