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Offline Medalstrike

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Tunisia 8 Kharub AH1281 (1864)
« on: December 18, 2009, 08:00:48 PM »
Tunisia
Sultan Abdul Aziz with Muhammad al-Sadiq Bey AH1276-93/1860-76AD
8 Kharub AH1281 / 1865AD
Copper, 30.00g, 33mm
KM# 159

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Re: Tunisia 8 Kharub AH1281 (1864)
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2009, 08:33:33 PM »
I like the tulip wreath. Ironically, I can think of only one Dutch coin with a tulip (yes, Chrisild, and one medal ;))

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Re: Tunisia 8 Kharub AH1281 (1864)
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2009, 09:03:56 PM »
I guess the tulips are laurel, unless you show me a tulip with berries  ;D
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This coin (and the others of the series) has an interesting history. The series was light weighted compared to the predecessors
(before 2 kharub had 24g, now 8 kharub had 30g) and therefore it caused a copper inflation. Six months after their introduction
the coppers were devalued by 50% and within a weeks time by another 75% (bringing 2 kharub down to 30g). Bad luck if you
had such coins, there was no compensation.

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Re: Tunisia 8 Kharub AH1281 (1864)
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2009, 09:50:55 PM »
I considered laurel (and olive). I don't think the Ottomans gave them the same symbolic meaning, since both are of classical origin. The leaves didn't seem to be positioned right on the stem for laurel either. However, they fit tulips as they are often drawn in Turkey. Yes, the dots are a problem. I thought at first they were anthers, but they can also be simple decoration, as on the pottery, pictured below.

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Re: Tunisia 8 Kharub AH1281 (1864)
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2014, 09:48:10 PM »
Sorry, should know more but don't :-\
30.11g
34mm
It's big though!  ;D
Can you tell me what it is please.  Many thanks.
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Re: Tunisia 8 Kharub AH1281 (1864)
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2014, 09:54:03 PM »
Tunisia 8 Kharub AH1281 (1864)

Made by Heatons Birmingham :)
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Re: Tunisia 8 Kharub AH1281 (1864)
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2014, 07:47:59 AM »
Many thanks Andy  ;D
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