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Offline maudry

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Afghanistan - Civic Copper, Kabul mint
« on: April 19, 2020, 11:50:24 PM »
This one has been struck over an older coin also from Kabul.
I don't know how to turn the picture and have no idea what it may represent.  ???
Size: 22mm
Weight: 7.20gr

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Re: Afghanistan - Civic Copper, Kabul mint
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2020, 09:05:30 PM »
A snake?

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Re: Afghanistan - Civic Copper, Kabul mint
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2020, 08:19:59 AM »
A snake?

No Peter... it's the word "Kabul" in a stylized manner as it is very often found on coins of this city (to read the "snake", just make a 90° anti clock wise)
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Re: Afghanistan - Civic Copper, Kabul mint
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2020, 09:15:21 AM »
Not sure we are talking about the same thang. I was trying to figure out the twisted striped band on the first picture. ;)

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Re: Afghanistan - Civic Copper, Kabul mint
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2020, 10:32:12 AM »
Not sure we are talking about the same thang. I was trying to figure out the twisted striped band on the first picture. ;)

Oops .. I was talking about the 2nd photo  ::)
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Re: Afghanistan - Civic Copper, Kabul mint
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2020, 08:44:11 PM »
The more I look at the coin there more I think of an eye.
I may be completely wrong but don't manage to see anything that would make more sense to me.
There are the upper and lower eyelashes as well as the eyebrows.

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Re: Afghanistan - Civic Copper, Kabul mint
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2020, 10:00:35 PM »
this is very similar - but it doesn't get us much further as what the design is.
always willing to trade modern UK coins for modern coins from elsewhere....