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Offline asadk

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Afghanistan, falus of Balkh 1295 AH, Val. 7
« on: January 15, 2015, 08:23:52 PM »
PLEASE IDENTIFY
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Re: PLEASE IDENTIFY......????
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2015, 10:46:28 PM »
Afghanistan, Balkh, falus 1295 H (1878), Valentine 7, p.160

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Re: PLEASE IDENTIFY......????
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2015, 11:37:24 PM »
Nice coin,  8)  note the tiger or Lion on the r/hand image, I have the same type but mine is badly struck off centre
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Re: PLEASE IDENTIFY......????
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2015, 12:23:38 AM »
Agreed. Nice and sharp. A bit puzzled to see the date on both sides. Any idea why it was so important?

I read that abut a century later the "market coppers" were valid for one year only and constantly being re-struck or overstruck. Could that have something to do with it? Then I again, I don't think Afghan minters were terrible concerned about getting the date on the coin...

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

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Re: PLEASE IDENTIFY......????
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2015, 11:10:10 AM »
Here is mine, the minter must have been half asleep when he struck this  :'(
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« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2015, 11:27:28 AM »
Half asleep or wholly imbibed...

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