Qajar, Nasir al-Din Shah, 1287 AH, Silver Kran, Hamadan mint KM 824a

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Qajar, Nasir al-Din Shah, 1287 AH, Silver Kran, Hamadan mint KM 824a (1264-1314 AH)(1848-1896 AD)
Weight 4.86 gm
Diameter 16-18 mm
Metal Silver
Obverse: "السلطان ابن السلطان ناصرالدین شاه قاجار ", al-Sultan Ibn al-Sultan Nasir al-Din Shah Qajar.
Reverse: ضرب بلده طيبه همدان (Zarb Baldat Tayebah Hamadan); بَلْدَةٌ طَيِّبَةٌ (Good Land) is a verse taken from the Quran " Sorah Saba (Sheba) " related to the the breaching and destruction of the Dam of Ma'rib in Yemen.
The date " 1287 ۱۲۸۷ " is at 6 O'clock under the letter " B ب " of the word " Zarb ضرب ".

Maythem

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

Figleaf

I am sure you are right, Maythem, but I don't get beyond finding ضر.

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

aws22

Thank you Peter, a similar coin was posted by maudry on April 1, 2017 and both of us commented on that:
http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,38622.msg243990.html#msg243990
I am surprised by the way the first letter " Ha " of the word " Hamadan همدان " is written, it looked strange to me, I have searched few Islamic calligraphy references in Arabic & Persian but never found this coin style of writing letter " Ha ". Please see attachment.

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