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Iran Civic copper Coin, Bird/peacock, Mint Erivan
« on: October 01, 2019, 03:20:32 PM »
Iran Civic copper Coin with Bird/peacock, Head is missing...
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Re: Iran Civic copper Coin, Bird/peacock... please help me to identify
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2019, 06:09:32 PM »
the mintname is largely cleared, but I think that it is "Erivan" (Iravan ایروان ) : a civic copper struck in Armenia under persian rule (likely Safavids); only the 1st letter "alif ا " of the mint is  legible (and may be "wav / و ")

A coin struck at Tiflis in 1120 AH shows the same design of a peacock, but facing left.
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Re: Iran Civic copper Coin, Bird/peacock... please help me to identify
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2019, 07:05:12 PM »
Dear Saro,
my opinion is also Erivan, but I was not sure, because I cannot read it, I try with the hand drawn pictures in Valentine  ::)

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Re: Iran Civic copper Coin, Bird/peacock, Mint Erivan
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2020, 09:52:52 PM »
Just passing by while browsing.
Not identical but quite a good match i'd think: Zeno

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Re: Iran Civic copper Coin, Bird/peacock, Mint Erivan
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2020, 10:47:40 AM »
Thank you Anthony for this find; as I mentionned previously, I had found a very similar peacock from Tiflis mint facing left and so, the same one facing right too do exists...
But I don't think that the mintname of Anusin'scoin could be read as "Tiflis" because of the "alif" clearly present at right; the arrangement of  reverse letters is close to the camel type of Erivan coppers (1130-31 AH).
Erivan civic coppers show an incredible number of designs, this coin could be a copy of the Tflis peacock and likely belongs to the same period.
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Re: Iran Civic copper Coin, Bird/peacock, Mint Erivan
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2020, 12:08:48 PM »
Indeed Bernard, i can not explain the vertical line. Just passed along these two pictures in a short interval, so was struck by the similarity. Might indeed be explained by the possibility that one was inspired by the other.