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Offline maudry

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Civic Copper double headed bird
« on: March 23, 2020, 09:10:47 PM »
I am not sure that you can safely call this bird an eagle with it's long, pointed beak?
It reminds me more of maybe a swan.
The mint could be Teheran like on those with the eagle.
Size: 19mm
Weight: 8.58gr

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Re: Civic Copper double headed bird
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2020, 11:37:30 AM »
a good find and a puzzling coin ...
The double headed eagle indeed leads to think to Teheran, but I thinks that the mint could be well "Mazandaran"  ???
This double headed eagle is also found on a Tabaristan civic copper (see Val.127 / p.149), and it is to notice that the Mazandaran province was formerly called "Tabaristan"...
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Re: Civic Copper double headed bird
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2020, 11:39:14 PM »
Thank you Saro,
So I will classify it under Mazandaran.
That town is near the Caspean Sea.
So the bird could well be a swan or maybe a goose?

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Re: Civic Copper double headed bird
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2020, 09:04:03 AM »
This double headed bird is likely copied from the russian coppers which were too in circulation in this area ?
This coin might have been struck for use in the whole Mazandaran province (it isn't a city) .

One can have a look to this interesting article on the double headed eagle  symbol.
« Last Edit: March 25, 2020, 09:30:06 AM by saro »
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Re: Civic Copper double headed bird
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2020, 09:13:31 PM »
Thank you Saro,
Interesting article.