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Offline anusin

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Please help me to identify this coin....weight 10.40 grams, height 25.18mm, width 19.97mm
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Re: Please help to identify....
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2016, 08:39:29 PM »
 :applause: it's a nice iranian dated civic copper
The mintname is cut and only the last part is on the coin : "...vin" which is with no doubt "Qazvin".
the date is vertically written : 1156 AH.
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Re: Please help to identify....
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2016, 09:02:33 PM »
Yet another great id, saro. :bow:

Peter
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Re: Please help to identify....
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2016, 05:37:49 AM »
Thanks for helping me........

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Re: Iran, civic copper of Qazvin dated 1156 AH / lion attacking a gazelle
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2016, 10:26:57 AM »
That's three different mints (Qum, Isfahan and now Qazvin) using the same theme. Travelling die cutter, I suppose.

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Re: Iran, civic copper of Qazvin dated 1156 AH / lion attacking a gazelle
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2016, 11:01:32 AM »
That's three different mints (Qum, Isfahan and now Qazvin) using the same theme. Travelling die cutter, I suppose.

The lion attacking a gazelle, a deer or other similar animals, is a very popular design on iranian civic coppers; I have counted 8 different mints :
Erivan, Isfahan, Kashan, Qazvin, Qom, Rasht, Teheran and Urumi, without considering the afghan coppers struck under persian rule....

For information, the Qom coin is shown p.55 in the recent book "Persian Copper Coins by Bahram Alaedini"
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Re: Iran, civic copper of Qazvin dated 1156 AH / lion attacking a gazelle
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2016, 05:23:27 PM »
where can I get this book......."Persian Copper Coins by Bahram Alaedini"