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Offline maudry

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Islamic copper coin, please help to ID
« on: August 23, 2020, 11:29:03 PM »
Another one where I didn't manage to find any mathc.
Size: 18mm
Weight: 0.82gr

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Re: Islamic copper coin, please help to ID
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2020, 03:38:28 AM »
Dear maudry, inside a square of the second photo reads:
ضرب ماريوان , Zarb Mariwan (Marivan).
Mariwan is a city in – and the capital of – Marivan County, Kurdistan Province, Iran.
I hope that helps.

Maythem
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Re: Islamic copper coin, please help to ID
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2020, 10:55:12 PM »
Thank you Maythem,
I tried to look for Marivan or Mariwan on several sites, including zeno but didn't find anything.

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Re: Islamic copper coin, please help to ID
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2020, 11:37:06 AM »
I wonder if the top letters couldn't give " طر " instead of " mar مار???
"Trabizond / Trabzon " ? seized by Mehmet II in 1461 ??
however it would be curiously written here ? something like طرزبوان
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Re: Islamic copper coin, please help to ID
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2020, 04:14:21 PM »
The reading of this coin is somewhat puzzling...
- Is it certain that the left letter (at 9 o'clock) is a nun ("N") ? a calligraphic form of "zal" looks very close to it  ???
- the word "zarb" (at bottom) is inverted and written " ب ضر " ? 
 ??? ???
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