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Offline Pellinore

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Later Qarakhanid fals
« on: May 31, 2017, 01:54:13 AM »
I'm very partial to Qarakhanid coins, especially fulus. Later ones like this fals are rare, but sloppier made than the older fulus.
Minted in Bukhara, about 460-470 AH (=1068-1078 AD), Nasr bin Ibrahim (I think). 20 mm, 0.90 gr.
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Re: Later Qarakhanid fals
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2017, 08:34:17 AM »
While I share your enthusiasm for Qarakhanids, I wish they'd been a little bit easier to decipher. My admiration is partly due to their amazing minting technique, producing round, well centred coins at a time when the contrary was fashionable. I am equally puzzled by their sloppy flan adjusting technique, applied AFTER striking and ruining their modern-looking coins. I wonder if there is a connection, i.e. they couldn't roll the strips precisely enough for an acceptable weight, but still, why not file them at the edge, rather than the surface?

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