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Offline maudry

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Civic copper with lion, Herat mint
« on: March 26, 2020, 09:59:36 PM »
The year looks like 1123 to me.
Need some help with the mint.
Size: 25mm
Weight: 17.78gr
« Last Edit: March 28, 2020, 07:31:05 PM by maudry »

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Re: Civic copper with lion
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2020, 02:03:37 PM »
It's an interesting  civic copper of Herat under persian rule  :perfect:
The mintname is almost complete at left, after the word "falus".
legend is "zarb falus Herat" + date at top, which is not very clear (12xx ?)
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Re: Civic copper with lion
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2020, 11:24:07 PM »
Thank you very much.
I didn't manage to read Herat on this one.

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Re: Civic copper with lion
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2020, 08:32:55 AM »
I didn't manage to read Herat on this one.
I agree that is not easy...I join a sketch
I found a similar coin on Zeno, see here
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Re: Civic copper with lion
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2020, 10:13:03 AM »
I can see 12 above the divider.

I like the extra dimensions of your overlays, the way you follow the thickness of the strokes and how you separate them, giving the design depth. Thank you, saro!

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Re: Civic copper with lion
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2020, 11:39:48 AM »
Thank you Peter : it's just a question of computer mouse  :)
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Re: Civic copper with lion
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2020, 05:54:58 PM »
Thank you for this overlay. That makes it clear, even to me.
Yes the 12 is quite clear at 12 0`clock. The symbols before and behind are not so good readable.
It could be 1123 or maybe 1213  ???

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Re: Civic copper with lion, Herat mint
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2020, 07:40:14 PM »
My guess 1227 or 1237...
always willing to trade modern UK coins for modern coins from elsewhere....