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Offline maudry

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Civic copper with dragon?
« on: November 22, 2018, 09:52:39 PM »
Unfortunately a lot of corrosion on this one.
Could be a dragon but possibly also a bird or something else?
Size: 25mm
Weight: 7.52gr

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Re: Civic copper with dragon?
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2018, 05:43:16 PM »
A real challenge !! (for both faces...)
it could be a dragon looking back a little like Val. n° 81/ 141 (Rasht) ?
The other face shows overstamps ( 2 at least), and the mysterious oval characters at bottom of your picture are likely the eyes of a sunface (with 180° rotation)
With  a rotation of 45° anti-clockwise, at left, there is a long "A" cut by 2 letters " ن " or " ن  and  و " like on Val. n°37 / p105 for Nakhshawan  ???
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Re: Civic copper with dragon?
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2018, 04:53:41 PM »
Thank you for your comments.
Indeed very challenging.
For the reverse I still don't know how to do the rotation  ???