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Online saro

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civic copper of Hamadan / bird to left 1048 AH
« on: January 17, 2020, 04:03:25 PM »
27 x 20 mm , 10,38g / dated 1048 AH  (struck at time of Safi I)
An oblong coin is listed by B. Alaedini (p.21) with a similar obverse dated 1044 AH and a bird flying to right on reverse (10,1g).
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Re: civic copper of Hamadan / bird to left 1048 AH
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2020, 07:56:11 AM »
Good fun acquisition, saro. As you know, the oblong coins are an old production technique, used for a long time in Russia. As Iran weakened, Russia got stronger in Afghanistan. I am reminded of The man who would be king, a short story by Rudyard Kipling basically making the point that outsiders who want to rule Afghanistan will end badly.

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Re: civic copper of Hamadan / bird to left 1048 AH
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2020, 12:24:58 PM »
As you know, the oblong coins are an old production technique, used for a long time in Russia. As Iran weakened, Russia got stronger in Afghanistan.
However, this coin is dated 1048 AH, 13 years before the 1st russia-Persia war.
outsiders who want to rule Afghanistan will end badly.
Yes, as far I remember, the" man who would be king" ended with his head (however, still with his crown.) on R. Kipling's desk  :'(
« Last Edit: January 27, 2020, 05:09:00 PM by saro »
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