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Offline maudry

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Civic Copper with Sun
« on: April 21, 2020, 08:03:02 PM »
I believe this is rather Afghanistan than Iran but I completely failed to identify a mint. Herat has some coins with the sunface but those I found are different, more sun, less rays.
It has been struck over a coin with a sword.
Size: 21mm
Weight: 3.21gr

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Re: Civic Copper with Sun
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2020, 08:56:10 AM »
There is an Indian state coin series with this sun. Can't find it but I am sure it's on WoC.

Peter
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Re: Civic Copper with Sun
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2020, 05:52:51 PM »
There is an Indian state coin series with this sun. Can't find it but I am sure it's on WoC.
May be you thought to this one ?
But I think that Maudry's coin isn't indian but well afghan.
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Re: Civic Copper with Sun
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2020, 09:42:05 PM »
That looks like it, but I am thinking of another series, where the sunface is the central part of the design.

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Re: Civic Copper with Sun
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2020, 06:05:47 PM »
Hi Peter,
Do you have these coins in mind?

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Re: Civic Copper with Sun
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2020, 07:17:49 PM »
Yes! That's what I was thinking of. Thank you.

I remember Russian coins being overstruck in Iran or Afghanistan. I get the impression the city mints didn't care much what the coin looked like before overstriking it, though they probably cared about its weight. I think Indian coins would have been overstruck with the same speed as those of neighbouring cities.

Peter
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