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Offline maudry

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Small Civic Copper from Kandahar / Val.85
« on: April 09, 2020, 08:28:52 PM »
This one is very small and relatively thick.
Year is AH(12)95
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Size: 11mm
Weight: 3.74gr
« Last Edit: April 21, 2020, 10:39:59 PM by saro »

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Re: Small Civic Copper from Kandahar
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2020, 08:33:52 PM »
I had one of those until it was stolen. It was overstruck on a thinner, larger older coin. I am wondering now if there was some sort of weight standard for these coins, either nationally or locally. It might help dating issues.

Peter
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Re: Small Civic Copper from Kandahar
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2020, 11:52:49 PM »
Thank you for your comment Peter,
I was also wondering if the weight could give a clue of the period when it has been struck.

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Re: Small Civic Copper from Kandahar
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2020, 12:09:41 AM »
Here is one of similar size and weight but with a different reverse and different shape.
The sword was probably on both sides of the flower.
Size: +/-12mm
Weight: 3.63gr

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Re: Small Civic Copper from Kandahar
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2020, 10:31:39 AM »
Yes, a pomegranate (?) between Ali's sword Zulfiqar on both sides. War and peace. Like Britannia's spear and shield on the old UK pennies. A popular theme.

Both coins have a very similar weight, in spite of having a different shape.

Peter
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