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Offline saro

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Civic copper of Shiraz mint 1148 AH, lion attacking a goat
« on: February 11, 2019, 02:42:48 PM »
18,56g /26mm
A skilful design of a hunting scene : the lion is here largely off, only the ends of its legs are visible over a poor flipped goat..
dated 1148 AH
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Re: Civic copper of Shiraz mint 1148 AH, lion attacking a goat
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2019, 05:36:04 PM »
On the coin listed by B.Alaedini, we can better see the lion...
(18,4g / 24mm, dated 1145 AH)
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Re: Civic copper of Shiraz mint 1148 AH, lion attacking a goat
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2019, 11:39:00 PM »
Nice coin.
I would never have guessed there was a lion on your coin if you had not mentioned it.

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Re: Civic copper of Shiraz mint 1148 AH, lion attacking a goat
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2019, 07:27:48 AM »
Likewise for the date. Once you know what to look for you can find it. Bravo, saro.

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Re: Civic copper of Shiraz mint 1148 AH, lion attacking a goat
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2019, 10:47:51 PM »
Counting the legs of this goat, I found six, a little too much... 
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Re: Civic copper of Shiraz mint 1148 AH, lion attacking a goat
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2019, 07:27:06 AM »
Eight, actually, except that the front legs of the lion are off the flan on your coin. They can be seen on the Alaedini picture.

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Re: Civic copper of Shiraz mint 1148 AH, lion attacking a goat
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2019, 10:21:20 AM »
I missed seeing this one, a real beauty!
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Re: Civic copper of Shiraz mint 1148 AH, lion attacking a goat
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2019, 10:38:41 AM »
Thank you Vic.
"Shiraz" is not easy to read with a worn script and a cut word... but I console myself with this nice unusual goat design.
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