Author Topic: Safavids, Isma'il Shah I or Tahmasp Shah I ? silver coin of Chapakrud mint  (Read 176 times)

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Offline saro

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15,5mm / 3,55g k
The mintname is likely "Chapakrud" (Chapakroud / Chepekrud), located in Mazandaran, not far from Amul.; it is today a resort town on Caspian sea, 11km North of Juybar.
Two coins are listed on Zeno : this one and  another one
It seems that's a variety with inverted  last letters of the mintname" ود  " and I wonder if it is not this mint which has been listed by Farahbakhsh (Iranian hammered coinage / 1975) as : "  دوجانک " / Dojank "?

 no date and no ruler's name: Isma'il Shah I or Tahmasp Shah I is a question ?

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Dear Saro, please refer to maudry post, dated January 13, 2019, Safavid, Shah Tahmasp I, AR Shahi, AH936? - CM Chapakrud mint.
The mint inside the circle of the left photo is " Chapakrud چپكرود ". The date is not visible.
http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php?topic=44551.0

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Thank you Maythem, I missed this one...
So this coin is likely a tanka of Tahmasp I  (the weight is not of great help as Isma'il Shah and Tahmasp both struck coins in Mazandaran province with this standard).
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Dear Saro, on the right photo after Shiite Kalia, at the bottom written upside down the word " Falak or Fils فلك فلس ", may be it is continuation to the inscription of the margin of the left photo. The word " Falak فلك " means orbit.

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I was also intrigued by this inscription... did you ever see a reference of such a legend ?
around the kalima the names of imams are usually expected; don't you think it could be a part of " Ja'far Musa 'Ali  " whose curious letter "sin" could be similar to the one of "rasul" (in the kalima) ??
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Dear Saro, the names of the 12 Shiite Imams are:
“ علی حسن حسین علی محمد جعفر موسی علی محمد علی حسن محمد ”
(’Ali Hasan Hussein ‘Ali Muhammad Jafar Musa ‘Ali Muhammad ‘Ali Hasan Muhammad)
I agree with you that it could be part of the word " Musa موسى ", as part of the outer margin showing the 12 Shiite Imams.

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 :perfect:  thank you Maythem.
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Nice coin with rare mint, thank you Saro.

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