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Modern Asian coins, pseudo coins and trade tokens => Iran and Afghanistan => Civic issues => Topic started by: saro on February 04, 2016, 11:33:40 AM

Title: Iran, civic copper of Meshhed lion & sun / Val.62
Post by: saro on February 04, 2016, 11:33:40 AM
18,26g / 24,5mm / Valentine n° 62
a heavy falus of Meshhed (Mashhad) showing a "short legs" lion walking to left at sunrise...
worn but still legible :)
Title: Re: Iran, civic copper of Meshed lion & sun / Val.62
Post by: THCoins on February 04, 2016, 11:46:34 AM
Looking at this one it might just be an Iranian hedgehog  :)
Title: Re: Iran, civic copper of Meshed lion & sun / Val.62
Post by: saro on February 04, 2016, 01:12:06 PM
Oh yes !  iranian hedgehogs look very like european but with a long tail.. :D
Title: Re: Iran, civic copper of Meshed lion & sun / Val.62
Post by: Figleaf on February 04, 2016, 03:05:03 PM
Here's a European tailless hedgehog eating out of Marianne's hand :)

Peter
Title: Re: Iran, civic copper of Meshed lion & sun / Val.62
Post by: saro on February 05, 2016, 01:40:00 PM
Peter, with so long spines, your's is a porcupine !  :D
I have seen the model on a wall of the castel of Le Lude / 45km from Saumur city  (symbol of king Louis XII)  ;)