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Offline saro

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Civic copper of Urumi / lion & deer
« on: November 27, 2017, 09:52:07 AM »
25mm /10,0g  / undated, but struck at Qajar time over an unidentified host coin.
Urumi is located in the western iranian province of Azerbaijan
This coin shows the same nice naive decor with "lion & deer" found on a civic copper of Resht (see here), not common for coppers of this city.

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Re: Civic copper of Urumi / lion & deer
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2017, 02:01:59 AM »
Would you interpret that as evidence of travelling die cutters or rather one town liking the design of another?

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Re: Civic copper of Urumi / lion & deer
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2017, 01:59:29 PM »
the lion seizing a deer seems to have been a very popular theme for civic coppers; this curious attitude of the lion "riding" a deer is for me a variant of the ones (lion attacking a deer) found on numerous mints like Teheran, Isfahan, Qom, Qazvin, Yazd (very close to Urumi's design) or Kashan (Alaedini p.49)...

I notice that even the 3 dots placed between the lion's legs are present on the two coins from Urumi and Resht... The frequent changes of copper coins types may have led engravers lacking of inspiration, to copy the coins of other provinces.. ::)
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