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Offline saro

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civic copper of Khoy , dog ?
« on: March 20, 2019, 03:25:50 PM »
 Khoy (or Khuy) in north western Iran, located in Urumi province, half way between Tabriz and the lake of Van in Turkey.
 12,27g , no date visible (1212 ?)
The animal is depicted sometimes as an ass (Valentine 47 p.135) or as a rabbit ???
I would say rather that's a lying dog... with a collar and a leash.
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Re: civic copper of Khoy , dog ?
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2019, 12:26:51 PM »
Khoy (or Khuy) in north western Iran, located in Urumi province, half way between Tabriz and the lake of Van in Turkey.
 12,27g , no date visible (1212 ?)he animal is depicted sometimes as an ass (Valentine 47 p.135) or as a rabbit ???
I would say rather that's a lying dog... with a collar and a leash.

Definitely not a Rabbit  :o hard to tell if it's a lying dog ( is that one that does not tell the truth  :D)   many of the die engravers fail when it comes to depicting an animal and this one is a particularly crude attempt. 
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Re: civic copper of Khoy , dog ?
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2019, 01:12:12 PM »
hard to tell if it's a lying dog ( is that one that does not tell the truth  :D
A nice coin of this type is listed on Zeno : rabbit and ass are to cancel  ;)
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Re: civic copper of Khoy , dog ?
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2019, 01:17:09 PM »
That one has ears more like a Donkey or Ass
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