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Offline Noël Siver

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Shah Sultan Husain I
« on: October 25, 2020, 02:18:24 AM »
Coin 2 of 15 attached to the chain of an amulet holder
Requesting confirmation that this is a silver coin (denomination?) of Shah Sultan Husain I (reigned AH 1105-1135 = AD 1694-1722)
Diameter: 25 mm
Weight: about 5 g

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Offline aws22

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Re: Shah Sultan Husain I
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2020, 04:27:59 PM »
Dear Noël, your coin:
Safavids, Shah Sultan Husayn I, Silver Abbasi (4-Shahi), 1131 AH, Erivan mint (AH 1105-1135/ 1694-1722 AD)
Obverse: inside beaded circle:
“بنده شاه ولایت حسین ضرب ايروان  “, bandeh shah-e velayat, Husayn, Zarb Erivan, the date is below the end letter “ T ت “ of the word “ Velayat  ولایت ” at 10 O’clock “ 1131 ۱۱۳۱ “.
Reverse: Shiite formula (Kalima) inside beaded circle:
“لا اله الا الله محمد رسول الله علی ولی الله  “, meaning, “no god but God, Muhammad is the messenger of God, ‘Ali is the chosen one of God”.

Maythem
« Last Edit: October 26, 2020, 03:23:15 AM by aws22 »
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Offline Noël Siver

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Re: Shah Sultan Husain I
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2020, 05:40:24 PM »
Hello Maythem,

Am I correct in thinking that Erivan is the same as Yerevan?

Thank you,
Noël

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Re: Shah Sultan Husain I
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2020, 06:29:07 PM »
Dear Noël, yes.
Erivan " ايروان " (Yerevan), sometimes spelled Erevan is the capital and largest city of Armenia and one of the world's oldest continuously inhabited cities.

Maythem
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Re: Shah Sultan Husain I
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2020, 10:00:28 PM »
See also here.

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Offline Noël Siver

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Re: Shah Sultan Husain I
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2020, 02:30:18 AM »
Thank you, Peter. I just googled Erivan to learn during which dates it was part of the Safavid empire. During a visit to the Armenian neighborhood and cathedral in Isfahan I learned how Shah Abbas I (ruled 1588-1629) moved a large number of Armenians to Isfahan where many of them were employed as skilled craftsmen.

Noël