Iran, Qiran - Nasir al-Din Shah, Lion, AH1295

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This is the last hammered type, according to what I have read.
Very beautiful coin.
Size: 19mm
Weight: 4.95gr


Dear maudry, your coin:
Qajar, Nasir al-Din Shah, AH1295/1878 AD, AR Qiran (Kran), Tehran mint KM 845.2 (1264-1314 AH)(1848-1896 AD)
Obverse (Second photo): The symbol of the lion and the sun in the middle and the word  " Tehran طهران " is beneath it, the crown is above with the olive leaves around the coin. The date is " 1295 ۱۲۹۵ " at 8 O'clock.
Reverse (First photo): Oak leaves around the coin with the crown embossed on top,
written in Farsi: " السلطان ابن السلطان ناصرالدین شاه قاجار ", al-Sultan Ibn al-Sultan Nasir al-Din Shah Qajar.
Nasir al-Din Shah was the son of Muhammad Shah Qajar and the father of Muzaffar al-Din Shah. He ruled Iran for almost 50 years and just before the celebration of his half century reign was assassinated in the southern part of Tehran.
Note: This rare coin was a one year type, minted in Tehran in (1295 AH), it seemed that it was a trial coin.

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


TFP, Maudry. A very interesting coin, that must have served as an example for many others. It will look great in the index.

An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.