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small Afghan bronze, falus of Kabul
« on: December 08, 2019, 06:21:15 AM »
I can't find this design in any of my references, and can't read much of the text on the side that has some. 7.4g, 19.6mm, looks to me like bronze.

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Re: small Afghan bronze, falus?
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2019, 01:31:07 PM »
Falus of Kabul.
"Kabul / کابل  " is fully present on your coin.
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Re: small Afghan bronze, falus?
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2019, 06:25:16 PM »
Thanks, Saro. No doubt the problem is my inability to track the direction of the text. Do you know roughly what time frame it's from?
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Re: small Afghan bronze, falus?
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2019, 11:00:47 PM »
Many types exist for Kabul mint, they have been struck mainly under Barakzaï.
I wonder if there are not  digits of a date at top on your coin ? (11 & 1 o'clock / lower photo)
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Re: small Afghan bronze, falus?
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2019, 11:43:36 PM »
If so, I can't make them out. I didn't find this one in MWI or Krause, but I'll go start wading through zeno. Having Barazkai as a likely starting point helps greatly.
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Re: small Afghan bronze, falus?
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2019, 02:54:13 AM »
Well, nothing on Zeno, Krause, or Mitchiner. Is it possible this is a variant civic copper? It looks a bit like Valentine #20. I've found a number of the central device that looks (to me) like a fir tree, but none of the framing matches mine. Swords are a common framing, but mine look more like long antlers in a pair.
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Re: small Afghan bronze, falus?
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2019, 09:17:24 AM »
your coin is very close to this one previously posted on WoC, undated unfortunately...
So much types and varieties exist, they haven't been all catalogued and a new one is not at all uncommon.
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Re: small Afghan bronze, falus?
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2019, 04:26:31 PM »
Thank you, Saro. I guess that's kind of cool in itself, to find something yet uncatalogued.
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Re: small Afghan bronze, falus?
« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2019, 05:25:23 PM »
I guess that's kind of cool in itself, to find something yet uncatalogued.
Absolutely! and this area is conducive to such discoveries :)
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Re: small Afghan bronze, falus?
« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2019, 08:02:06 PM »
I don't have an account on Zeno, but if anyone does and wants to submit this coin and its details to become part of the catalogue, that would be great with me. I guess it'll also go into our library of Afghan civic copper.
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Re: small Afghan bronze, falus?
« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2019, 08:54:45 PM »
I guess it'll also go into our library of Afghan civic copper.
done  :)
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