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Abbasi, 108x
« on: May 04, 2019, 05:32:32 PM »
Abbasi,  AH108x

Some help with the mint would be appreciated - Iravan?
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Re: Abbasi, 108x
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2019, 06:58:04 PM »
Shamakhi (in Azerbaijan)
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Re: Abbasi, 108x
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2019, 07:18:42 PM »
Nice rare coin andyg, your coin details as follows:
Safavids, Shah Sulayman I (Safi II), 108x AH, AR abbasi (4 Shahi), Shamakhi mint KM 226.5, Type D (AH 1077-1105/1666-1694 AD)
Obverse: The legend in Farsi reads: ” بهر تحصیل رضای مقتدای انس و جان / سکه خیرات برزر زد سلیمان جهان “, bahr-e tahsil-e reza-y ens o jan/seke kheyrat bar zar zad Sulayman-e jahan, meaning, “for gaining the grace of god / the sulayman of the world struck this coin for the benefit of people'. The mint place is " Shamakhi شماخی ", the date " 108x ؟۱۰۸ " is at 7 O'clock.
Reverse: Inside beaded circle, Shiite Kalima “ لا اله الا الله محمد رسول الله علی ولی الله  “, La ilah illa Allah / Muhammad rasul Allah ‘Ali wali Allah, meaning, “no god but God, Muhammad is the messenger of God, ‘Ali is the chosen one of God” , with the names of 12 Imams around in margin.
Sulayman I came to power after the death of his father Abbas II and named himself as Safi II, but after two years, he thought that his choice of the name and the day of his coronation had to do with famine and diseases striking the country. So on the advice of his grand vizier, he changed his name to Sulayman and enthroned himself again.

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Re: Abbasi, 108x
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2019, 08:35:34 PM »
Thanks both - I didn't find any from that mint on Zeno.

I think it is about 18 grams,

It's 7.2g - which I think is Abbasi weight?
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Re: Abbasi, 108x
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2019, 10:14:34 PM »
Thank you andyg, I have corrected the denomination to abbasi (4-Shahi). You have a great coin.

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Re: Abbasi, 108x
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2019, 05:18:30 AM »
FWIW, I agree, andyg. You have a fascinating piece of history they didn't tell you about in school there. Congratulations!

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