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Offline saro

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Qajars, Nasir al-din / 50 dinars of Tabriz mint
« on: January 10, 2019, 10:34:43 AM »
copper / 9,25 g , date not clear ?
"zarb dar al-sultanat Tabriz"+ date /  "fifty dinars" & lion & sword facing left / vertical milling

Post reform 50 dinars were struck at four mints between 1292 and1294 AH : Teheran, Isfahan, Qazwin, Tabriz, Shiraz & Kashan.
These coins are scarce today (Teheran and Isfahan mints are the less scarce and Kashan the rarest
I haven't been able to find a picture of this one on catalogues...
The design is similar to Valentine n116 (p.147) dated 1219 but with lion to right (handstruck and without 50 dinars denomination)
« Last Edit: January 10, 2019, 06:03:18 PM by saro »
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Re: Qajars, Nasir al-din / 50 dinars of Tabriz mint, machine struck
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2019, 04:16:41 PM »
Why would this be considered to be machine struck I wonder?  it's flan is not properly round and the dies are not well centred
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Re: Qajars, Nasir al-din / 50 dinars of Tabriz mint
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2019, 06:11:11 PM »
You are right, this coin is clearly hand struck  ::) ...however with an additional work on the rim  ;).
Three coins of this type are listed on KM as civic coppers : KM24 (Kashan mint) A35 (Qazwin mint) & A43 (Teheran mint).
Are they so scarce that no pictures are available for the other mints?
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