Author Topic: Mamluk, AR square 1/2 Dirham  (Read 186 times)

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Offline capnbirdseye

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Mamluk, AR square 1/2 Dirham
« on: April 16, 2019, 09:23:57 PM »
very little to go on, it also has a little knot pattern as mentioned in another thread
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Re: Mamluk, AR square 1/2 Dirham
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2019, 10:04:39 PM »
Possibly an Indo-Scythian (Anonymous)?  I've a small gold that has been bothering me but it is a mess.  Or just chopped for the medal ;-)
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Re: Mamluk, AR square 1/2 Dirham
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2019, 10:17:13 PM »
Your association of small square silver with India/Indo-Scythians is a good one. Unfortunately, the script on the coin clearly is Arab. So, that places the coin at least 5 centuries later. But the fact that you start making these associations based on things you already know is a sure sign that you are developing yourself as coin attributer. Hope you will enjoy the further learning journey !

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Re: Mamluk, AR square 1/2 Dirham
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2019, 10:23:49 PM »
Not sure, still looking.  Could be just another chopped down coin ;-(
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Re: Mamluk, AR square 1/2 Dirham
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2019, 10:41:20 PM »
You are correct...I should have looked at the script more closely.  Live and learn.  Thank you!
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