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Offline aws22

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Afghanistan, SH 1383, 5 Afghanis, Brass KM 1046
« on: August 23, 2016, 04:56:41 PM »
Afghanistan, SH 1383, 5 Afghanis, Brass KM 1046
Weight 5.08 gm
Diameter 24 mm
Metal Brass
Nice brass coin.

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Afghanistan, SH 1383, 5 Afghanis, Brass KM 1046
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2016, 05:07:16 PM »
Which mosque is depicted on it? SCWC has no answer...

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Re: Afghanistan, SH 1383, 5 Afghanis, Brass KM 1046
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2016, 07:28:04 PM »
Thank you Aditya for the good question, the mosque on the coin, is also shown on Afghanistan emblem which represents the main religion of Afghanistan, Islam. The question is, does it look like an existing mosque in Afghanistan?

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Re: Afghanistan, SH 1383, 5 Afghanis, Brass KM 1046
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2016, 08:10:57 PM »
While the mosque design may once have been inspired by a real one, it is now purely symbolic. This is clear from the fact that the minbar can be seen from the outside, but also from the outsize dimensions of the flags. The mosque is the central part of the national emblem.

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