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Modern Asian coins, pseudo coins and trade tokens => Iran and Afghanistan => Civic issues => Topic started by: anusin on July 31, 2016, 04:13:21 PM

Title: Iran, civic copper of Qazvin dated 1156 AH / lion attacking a gazelle
Post by: anusin on July 31, 2016, 04:13:21 PM
Please help me to identify this coin....weight 10.40 grams, height 25.18mm, width 19.97mm
Title: Re: Please help to identify....
Post by: saro on July 31, 2016, 08:39:29 PM
 :applause: it's a nice iranian dated civic copper
The mintname is cut and only the last part is on the coin : "...vin" which is with no doubt "Qazvin".
the date is vertically written : 1156 AH.
Title: Re: Please help to identify....
Post by: Figleaf on July 31, 2016, 09:02:33 PM
Yet another great id, saro. :bow:

Peter
Title: Re: Please help to identify....
Post by: anusin on August 01, 2016, 05:37:49 AM
Thanks for helping me........
Title: Re: Iran, civic copper of Qazvin dated 1156 AH / lion attacking a gazelle
Post by: Figleaf on August 01, 2016, 10:26:57 AM
That's three different mints (Qum, Isfahan and now Qazvin) using the same theme. Travelling die cutter, I suppose.

Peter
Title: Re: Iran, civic copper of Qazvin dated 1156 AH / lion attacking a gazelle
Post by: saro on August 01, 2016, 11:01:32 AM
That's three different mints (Qum, Isfahan and now Qazvin) using the same theme. Travelling die cutter, I suppose.

The lion attacking a gazelle, a deer or other similar animals, is a very popular design on iranian civic coppers; I have counted 8 different mints :
Erivan, Isfahan, Kashan, Qazvin, Qom, Rasht, Teheran and Urumi, without considering the afghan coppers struck under persian rule....

For information, the Qom coin is shown p.55 in the recent book "Persian Copper Coins by Bahram Alaedini"
Title: Re: Iran, civic copper of Qazvin dated 1156 AH / lion attacking a gazelle
Post by: anusin on August 01, 2016, 05:23:27 PM
where can I get this book......."Persian Copper Coins by Bahram Alaedini"