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Offline BACTRIANUMIS

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CIVIC COPPER: Qandahar AE falus
« on: December 03, 2013, 10:28:08 AM »
Want to share this acquired by chance small and lovely coin.
CIVIC COPPER: Anonymous, ca. 1878-1879, AE falus (3.18 g), Qandahar, ND, struck during the British occupation of Qandahar during the Second Afghan War

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Re: CIVIC COPPER: Qandahar AE falus
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2013, 12:11:44 PM »
Much better (over)struck than usual. I wonder why the Afghans usually gave themselves so much trouble to create nice dies, then waste them on weak and ex-centric strikes. Your coin shows they were technically capable of making good coins.

Peter
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Re: CIVIC COPPER: Qandahar AE falus
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2013, 10:59:12 PM »
As Peter says, that is a really lovely specimen, with just the slightest indications of the undertype: the hammerman must have give it a really good thump!

Alan