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Title: Afghan civic copper, Kabul ?
Post by: jkk on January 01, 2020, 07:22:08 PM
This small bronze/Cu coin is actually deep dark brown. 5.5g, 16.3mm. I can't find it in any of my references, but I've learned that when it comes to fulus of the supposed period, the references do not begin to be complete, and that's just how it is. Any searching hints?
(https://jkkelleydotorg.files.wordpress.com/2020/01/img_5046e.jpg)
(https://jkkelleydotorg.files.wordpress.com/2020/01/img_5047e.jpg)
Title: Re: Afghan civic copper, perhaps?
Post by: andyg on January 01, 2020, 08:12:21 PM
reminds me of this one;
http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,40671.msg257986.html#msg257986
Title: Re: Afghan civic copper, perhaps?
Post by: jkk on January 01, 2020, 08:47:19 PM
So it does. Zarb falus Kabul, different obverse. I did not find it in Zeno, though I found a few that bore passing resemblance. Some passing resemblance also to KM#60, but not enough to attribute. Most of the other fulus didn't resemble it at all except somewhat stylistically.
Title: Re: Afghan civic copper, perhaps?
Post by: saro on January 03, 2020, 01:54:27 PM
Yes, it is likely from Kabul.
I think that the lower picture needs a 180° rotation to recover some (highly) stylised parts of "falus Kabul"
Title: Re: Afghan civic copper, Kabul ?
Post by: jkk on January 03, 2020, 03:07:50 PM
Is there anything on the coin that would indicate its timeframe, even if that's just Barazkai or Durrani?
Title: Re: Afghan civic copper, Kabul ?
Post by: saro on January 03, 2020, 05:35:52 PM
no trace of date  or ruler's name  :-\  it's probably an anonymous Barakzaï falus.
Title: Re: Afghan civic copper, Kabul ?
Post by: jkk on January 03, 2020, 05:37:14 PM
Much appreciated, saro, thank you!