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Offline maudry

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Afsharids, Adil Shah AR-Abbasi - Shiraz mint
« on: August 09, 2019, 10:20:32 PM »
Not sure about Adil Shah.
Date off flan, is the mint still identifiable?
Size: 20mm
Weight: 4.60gr
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Re: Afsharids, Adil Shah ?
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2019, 10:39:18 PM »
Dear maudry, your coin:
Afsharids, ‘Adil Shah or ‘Ali Shah Afshar, AH 1160/1, AR 4-Shahi, Shiraz mint (1160-1161 AH)(1747-1748 AD)
Metal Silver
Obverse: ” گشت رایج بحکم لم یزلی / سکه سلطنت به نام علی “ Gasht raij be-hokm-e lam-yazli/ sekka-ye sultanat be-nam-e 'ali”, meaning: By order of the Eternal One, coins of the sultanate in the name of 'Ali have become current. The mint is “ Shiraz شیراز  “ at the bottom and the date is also at the bottom but not visible.
Reverse: Shiite formula (Kalima) " لا اله الا الله محمد رسول الله علی ولی الله  ”, La illah l’Allah Muhammad Rasul Allah, ‘Ali Wali Allah, meaning, “ No God but God, Muhammad is the messenger of God, ‘Ali is the chosen one of God ”.


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