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Offline saro

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Afghanistan, civic copper, Kabul ref. Val. 48 "ghazi "
« on: October 27, 2018, 06:26:39 PM »
small copper (15-16mm / 4,38g) with parts of "zarb Kabul" on reverse & "ghazi" on obverse ( "i" of ghazi which is not visible on Valentine's drawing is at the upper left of "gha")
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Re: Afghanistan, civic copper, Kabul ref. Val. 48 "ghazi "
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2018, 09:02:26 PM »
highlighted detail of the obverse with " غازی "
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Re: Afghanistan, civic copper, Kabul ref. Val. 48 "ghazi "
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2018, 09:27:07 PM »
Interesting, is the word ghazi referring to an Islamic term for one who struggles for the good of mankind?
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Re: Afghanistan, civic copper, Kabul ref. Val. 48 "ghazi "
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2018, 09:58:59 PM »
Yes, it's one of the today meaning. According to wikipedia, "the term ghāzī dates to at least the Samanid period, where he appears as a mercenary and frontier fighter in Khorasan and Transoxiana".
 Later, it took a religious meaning and the "ghazi" was "the one who fights against the infidels"; the Ghazi became a champion of fight for the faith, a title that Ottomans and Mughals were proud to add in their laqab...

I see that none of these coins are listed on Zeno for Kabul, it could be scarce?
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