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Offline saro

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Qajars, Nasir al-din / 50 dinars of Qazwin mint 1294AH
« on: January 11, 2019, 04:39:23 PM »
Scarcer mint than Teheran or Isfahan
"fifty dinars" under the lion  / "zarb dar al-Sultanat Qazwin 1294AH"
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Re: Qajars, Nasir al-din / 50 dinars of Qazwin mint 1294AH
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2019, 10:52:33 PM »
Very interesting to see the two 50 dinars together. I was as surprised by the dar al-Khalifat Teheran (which Khalif?) as by the dar al-Sultanat Qazwin. Also, it looks like the lion on the Qazwin coin is looking left with a human face, or is that just the wear? The lion's head doesn't look symmetrical, which is what it would be if it were looking at you.

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Re: Qajars, Nasir al-din / 50 dinars of Qazwin mint 1294AH
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2019, 09:40:24 AM »
I was as surprised by the dar al-Khalifat Teheran (which Khalif?) as by the dar al-Sultanat Qazwin. Also, it looks like the lion on the Qazwin coin is looking left with a human face, or is that just the wear?

I didn't notice the curious lion's head !...just the wear I think....from other coins (never in high grade) the lion has well a head of a lion..

- The caliph Harun al-Rashid (the one of the "Thousand and One Nights") was born near Teheran (at Ray, today Chahr-e Rey, in 765), that could be the origin of the epithet of the city?
- Nadir Shah has been crowned in Qazwin in 1739 AD and so,the city could be related with "abode of Sultanat Qazwin ?"
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