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Modern Asian coins, pseudo coins and trade tokens => Iran and Afghanistan => Civic issues => Topic started by: maudry on October 01, 2018, 10:49:42 PM

Title: Copper with bird " raij " no mint
Post by: maudry on October 01, 2018, 10:49:42 PM
Not sure if this one fits here?
Nice little coin.
Size: 19mm
Weight: 4.56gr
Title: Re: Copper with bird
Post by: saro on October 02, 2018, 11:23:55 PM
This type seems a new one ! with an unusual legend...
The word "Raij" is followed, I think,  by the word "aman امان " (safely current ? ") , If I'm correct, it's the 1st time it appears...
 :perfect:
Title: Re: Copper with bird " raij " no mint
Post by: saro on January 29, 2019, 05:10:40 PM
I come back to this enigmatic civic copper... the bird looking back is close to Val.25 (Borujerd p.131) ?
Title: Re: Copper with bird " raij " no mint
Post by: capnbirdseye on January 29, 2019, 05:31:04 PM
No idea what type bird it could be, listed as 'bird looking back' in Valentine
Title: Re: Copper with bird " raij " no mint
Post by: saro on January 29, 2019, 09:00:38 PM
No idea what type bird it could be, listed as 'bird looking back' in Valentine
I asked to an ornithologist; he said : "strange bird...if I saw one, I would not get too close !  :D " and suggested a serpent-eagle (serpentaire bacha)
Title: Re: Copper with bird " raij " no mint
Post by: Figleaf on January 30, 2019, 09:30:52 AM
I guess I haven't lived in France long enough. My reaction would have been "strange bird...I wonder what it tastes like". ;)

Peter
Title: Re: Copper with bird " raij " no mint
Post by: saro on January 30, 2019, 04:21:44 PM
agree  ;):  "strange bird" is the best which could be said...