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Afsharids, Shah Rukh, Date?, AR Abbasi (4 shahi), mint? (1161-1210 AH)(1748-1796 AD)
Weight: 4.45 gm
Diameter 21 mm
Metal Silver
Obverse: in Farsi reads: سکه زد در جهان بحکم خدا/ شاهرخ کلب استان رضا , Sekkeh zad dar jahan beh hokm Khoda/ Shah Rukh, kalb-e astan-e Reza, Meaning: "on the order of God/ Shah Rukh, the dog of the doorstep of Imam Reza minted this coin", with date (not visible).
Reverse: Shiite formula (Kalima) “ لا اله الا الله محمد رسول الله علی ولی الله ”, La illah l’Allah Muhammad Rasul Allah, ‘Ali Wali Allah.
This coin is type B1 and is an early reign mint, possibly minted in Shiraz.

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Re: Afsharids, Shah Rukh, Date?, AR Abbasi (4 shahi), mint? (1161-1210 AH)
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2019, 09:44:13 PM »
Cannot help you with the mint. But this is a nice characterfull specimen. As i have thought before on other coins, the hole adds to the sense of history it conveys to me.

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Re: Afsharids, Shah Rukh, Date?, AR Abbasi (4 shahi), mint? (1161-1210 AH)
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2019, 10:01:47 PM »
Thank you Anthony.

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Coin collecting has a curious name. It is also called the "Hobby of Kings".