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Author Topic: Zands, Karim Khan, Date?, 6 Shahi, Mazandaran mint, (1172-1193 AH)(1753-1779 AD)  (Read 205 times)

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Offline aws22

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Zands, Karim Khan, Date?, 6 Shahi, Mazandaran mint, (1172-1193 AH)(1753-1779 AD)
Weight 7.04 gm
Diameter 21 mm
Metal Silver
Obverse is the Farsi couplet: “شد آفتاب و ماه زر و سیم در جهان/ از سکه امام بحق صاحب الزمان”, Shod aftab-O-mah, zar-o-sim dar jahan/ az sekkee-ye Imam be-haqq Sahib-oz-Zamman, meaning: “the Sun & the Moon become gold and silver/ from the rightful Imam the owner of the time”, followed by mint place at the bottom مازندران Mazandaran.
Reverse: یا کریم Ya Karim “O Gracious One” (invoking an epithet of God, but alluding to Karim Khan).
Nice small but heavy silver coin.

Maythem
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Nice, very well preserved coin, Maythem. Witness of a rich culture.

Ya Karim “O Gracious One” (invoking an epithet of God, but alluding to Karim Khan).

Thought-provoking.

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

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Thank you Peter.

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