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Offline maudry

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Afghanistan, civic copper with leaf in pediment
« on: May 15, 2018, 10:41:40 PM »
 Hi,
This one looks again like Afghanistan to me.
Size: 18X21mm
Weight: 5.93gr
« Last Edit: May 27, 2018, 06:39:45 PM by maudry »

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Re: Afghanistan, civic copper with flower?
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2018, 03:08:52 PM »
The mintname is off flan  :-\  , the word "falus" is present and doesn't give a great help...
Nevertheless.. :), over "falus" there is a good part of a word which could be read as "(al)-bilad " / "city", which  sometime follows "Balkh"
 my best guess is that's a falus of the "city of Balkh"
(for Herat, "baldat" is sometimes used, but, as far I know, not "bilad"
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Re: Afghanistan, civic copper with flower?
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2018, 06:38:29 PM »
I have found a coin with a very similar obverse here: http://numismatics.org/collection/1917.216.3429
Concerning the reverse, well, I don't recognize much similarities but this one is centered differently to mine.

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Re: Afghanistan, civic copper with leaf in pediment
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2018, 10:23:40 PM »
reminds me of this type,
https://www.zeno.ru/showphoto.php?photo=103790

(I know this type is posted on here somewhere but I can't find it right now)
always willing to trade modern UK coins for modern coins from elsewhere....

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Re: Afghanistan, civic copper with leaf in pediment
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2018, 11:02:54 PM »
it was here

Quoted from Maudry : the coin of Mantis dated 1310 has no mint, I think that it is said from Kabul only because (according to KM) "the provincial afghan mints were closed in 1308 AH and all minting was centralized at Kabul"
« Last Edit: May 28, 2018, 07:59:25 AM by saro »
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