Author Topic: Iranian Civic copper with lion facing right on both sides - help needed  (Read 757 times)

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Offline maudry

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This is probably the most strange of the lot.
Same lion from KM#A21 on both sides, obviously from different dies.
Now is this an error coin or is it a token or medallion or something else?
I have absolutely no clue and didn't find anything similar on the net so far.
It has a diameter of 32mm and a weight of 16.48g:
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Re: Iranian Civic copper with lion facing right on both sides - help needed
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2016, 11:55:06 PM »
This coin is a mule with 2 "reverses". With very few doubt, from the style of the lion & sun, it is a coin from Isfahan.
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Re: Iranian Civic copper with lion facing right on both sides - help needed
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2016, 09:05:56 AM »
For comparison : the reverse of a prestige coin of Isfahan (dated 1117).
(the lion on Shiraz coins is very close but with up tail)
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See also this thread.

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

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In Valentine at page 155 there are two mules under "Doubtful Persian or Afghan mints"
Both lions are facing left.

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In Valentine at page 155 there are two mules under "Doubtful Persian or Afghan mints"
Both lions are facing left.
Thank you Maudry ! I was unable to recover where I had previously seen such coins  :).

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