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Offline aws22

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Iran, Shah?, Date?, Copper coin
« on: August 21, 2016, 12:24:25 PM »
Iran, Shah?, Date?, Copper coin
Please help with this coin:
Weight 2.33 gm
Diameter 20-22 mm
Metal Copper
Interesting coin with a lion and an eagle with two heads

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Re: Iran, Shah?, Date?, Copper coin
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2016, 01:42:37 PM »
a lion or a hare ? : long ears and long rear legs...
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Re: Iran, Shah?, Date?, Copper coin
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2016, 04:27:43 PM »
Dear Saro, it could be a hare or a rabbit, what about the large bird with two heads? I thought you will be interested in such copper coins. Is it a Persian coin?

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Re: Iran, Shah?, Date?, Copper coin
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2016, 06:29:11 PM »
The double head eagle is seen on coins like those of Zangid of Sinjar; a very similar design of the bird is seen on coins of Artuqids of Amid & Kayfa; the square script may indicate a coin of this time, but I cannot say more... ???
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Re: Iran, Shah?, Date?, Copper coin
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2016, 08:57:40 PM »
Thank you Saro for the clarification.

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Coin collecting has a curious name. It is also called the "Hobby of Kings".