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Safavids, Isma'il Shah I / half shahi 1st std , Qazwin mint
« on: November 21, 2020, 11:09:30 AM »
4,57g /no date
The mintname is off (should be at 7 o'clock/ right picture) but identifiable from the type.
in central cartouche : "Shah Isma'il Bahadur Khan / شاه امعیل بهادر خان "
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Re: Safavids, Isma'il Shah I / half shahi 1st std , Qazwin mint
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2020, 04:06:32 PM »
Dear Saro, the mint is not visible, but the rest of coin details are:
Safavids, Shah Isma'il I, Date?, Silver 1/2 Shahi, mint? (907-930 AH/1501- 1524 AD).
Obverse (Left photo):
Field: Inside a square:
Shiite formula (Kalima): لا اله الا الله محمد رسول الله على ولى الله
"No god but God, Muhammad is the messenger of God, ‘Ali is the chosen one by God".
Margin: The names of the 12 Shiite Imams are divided in four parts on each side of the square:
“ علی حسن حسین علی محمد جعفر موسی علی محمد علی حسن محمد ”
 ’Ali Hasan Hussein ‘Ali Muhammad Jafar Musa ‘Ali Muhammad ‘Ali Hasan Muhammad.
Reverse (Right photo):
Field: Inside a center cartouche: شاه اسمعیل بهادر خان , Shah Isma’il Bahadur Khan
Margin:
السلطان العادل الکامل الهادی الوالی ابو المظفر , خلد الله تعالی ملکه و سلطانه   
“Al-Sultan al-‘Adil al-Kamil al-Hadi al-Wali Abu al-Muzafar, Khallad Allah Ta’ala malkahu wa sultanahu". The date is not visible, but according to the weight, it should be between 908 and 923 AH.

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Re: Safavids, Isma'il Shah I / half shahi 1st std , Qazwin mint
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2020, 05:37:37 PM »
Thank you Maythem for the whole transcription :)
Even with the mintname out of flan, Qazwin is 100% identifiable by the style of this coin : a scalloped central cartouche with the Isma'il title and the kalima in a square whose sides are made with the elongated letters " i " of 'Ali.
See for comparison this 2 shahi coin of Qazwin from Zeno.  and on which "Qazwin" is fully present at 7 o'clock.

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Re: Safavids, Isma'il Shah I / half shahi 1st std , Qazwin mint
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2020, 06:17:58 PM »
Thank you Saro, I agree with you.

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