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Offline andyg

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Afghanistan - Iran ?
« on: January 21, 2013, 11:26:57 PM »
This one I posted before I think - here are better scans.

It might be dated 1227.  6g.

It could well be too worn to get much more from it.
« Last Edit: February 04, 2013, 03:20:04 AM by Figleaf »
always willing to trade modern UK coins for modern coins from elsewhere....

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Re: Afghanistan - Iran ?
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2013, 11:58:12 PM »
Can't tell you much about the design (though I think I see a date, possibly 1227 top picture, 6 o'clock), but the production method is interesting. This coin started life as part of a thick metal wire or a thin metal roll, if you wish. The end was heated and the design was pressed in with pincers, probably also used to break off the coin from the roll/wire. You can see the part where the coin was broken off on the left. The pincers explain the vague impression made.

This production method is little used and is seen most on Russian silver "wire kopecks".

An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.