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Offline maudry

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Copper with bird " raij " no mint
« on: October 01, 2018, 10:49:42 PM »
Not sure if this one fits here?
Nice little coin.
Size: 19mm
Weight: 4.56gr
« Last Edit: October 26, 2018, 02:12:01 PM by saro »

Offline saro

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Re: Copper with bird
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2018, 11:23:55 PM »
This type seems a new one ! with an unusual legend...
The word "Raij" is followed, I think,  by the word "aman امان " (safely current ? ") , If I'm correct, it's the 1st time it appears...
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Re: Copper with bird " raij " no mint
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2019, 05:10:40 PM »
I come back to this enigmatic civic copper... the bird looking back is close to Val.25 (Borujerd p.131) ?
« Last Edit: February 09, 2021, 01:43:01 PM by saro »
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Re: Copper with bird " raij " no mint
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2019, 05:31:04 PM »
No idea what type bird it could be, listed as 'bird looking back' in Valentine
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Re: Copper with bird " raij " no mint
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2019, 09:00:38 PM »
No idea what type bird it could be, listed as 'bird looking back' in Valentine
I asked to an ornithologist; he said : "strange bird...if I saw one, I would not get too close !  :D " and suggested a serpent-eagle (serpentaire bacha)
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Re: Copper with bird " raij " no mint
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2019, 09:30:52 AM »
I guess I haven't lived in France long enough. My reaction would have been "strange bird...I wonder what it tastes like". ;)

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Re: Copper with bird " raij " no mint
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2019, 04:21:44 PM »
agree  ;):  "strange bird" is the best which could be said...
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