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Offline maudry

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Qajar, Fath 'Ali Shah, AH1242, AR Rial, Mashhad Muqaddas mint
« on: August 17, 2019, 07:44:16 PM »
I failed to id the rule but am pretty sure it is Masshad.
Size: 21mm
Weight: 9.20
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Re: Rupi or Rial, Mashhad mint
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2019, 09:23:25 PM »
Dear maudry, your coin:
Qajar, Fath 'Ali Shah, 1242 AH, AR Rial, Mashhad Muqaddas mint (1212-1250 AH)(1797-1834 AD)
Obverse, inside a decorated circle written in Farsi: السّلطان ابن السّلطان فتحعلى شاه قاجار , ”Sultan Bin Sultan Fath 'Ali Shah Qajar”.
Reverse: Mint place and date inside center circle: mint is “ Zarb Mashhad Muqaddas ضرب مشهد مقدس “. The date is “ Sanat 1242 سنة ۱۲۴۲ “ is at the bottom, below the word " Sanat  سنة  “.
The word " Sanat  سنة “  is not often used on such coins; it is mainly on coins struck after 1232 AH and only for few mints.

Maythem
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Re: Qajar, Fath 'Ali Shah, AH1242, AR Rial, Mashhad Muqaddas mint
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2019, 11:08:06 AM »
Another great id, Maythem. Thanks to your description, I could locate the mint name (no chance I would have been able to read it Plant-in-hand, though). I am wondering about Mashhad Muqaddas, though. Is it correct that the first word is above zarb and below the divider and the second word is above the divider, in other words, the text should be read from below to above?

Going from there, I spotted a 2 at 7 o'clock within the circle. Is this what you based the date on?

Peter
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Re: Qajar, Fath 'Ali Shah, AH1242, AR Rial, Mashhad Muqaddas mint
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2019, 01:09:50 PM »
Thank you Peter, reading from top to bottom:
مقدس Muaqqada means "holy".
ب B, letter B of " Zarb ضرب " (Divider).
مشهد Mashhad.
ضر Zar, first two letters of " Zarb ضرب ".
سنه Sanat, means year.
Below the stretched letter " S س " of word " Sanat سنه " is the 4 digits of the date " 1242 ۱۲۴۲ ".

Maythem
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Re: Qajar, Fath 'Ali Shah, AH1242, AR Rial, Mashhad Muqaddas mint
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2019, 12:27:11 PM »
Thank you Maythem. I am getting a little bit beyond numbers only, but it's a slow process.

Peter
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Re: Qajar, Fath 'Ali Shah, AH1242, AR Rial, Mashhad Muqaddas mint
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2019, 12:47:13 PM »
Thank you Peter, such silver Rial has standard weights 11.5, 10.3 & 9.2 grams covering dates from 1213 to 1246; the weight of the posted coin is (9.2 gm) which indicates that it was issued towards the year 1246 AH, that is how the date 1242 AH was configured.

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Re: Qajar, Fath 'Ali Shah, AH1242, AR Rial, Mashhad Muqaddas mint
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2019, 05:15:38 PM »
I figured as much, Maythem. Thanks.

Peter
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