Author Topic: Zands, Ali Murad Khan, 1196 AH, 5 shahi / Dar al-Marz Rasht mint  (Read 150 times)

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Offline goldenage

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Please help to identify:)
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Re: Unidentified coin 1
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2021, 04:28:32 PM »
Dear goldenage, your coin:
Zands, Ali Murad Khan, 1196 AH, AR 1/3 rupi (5 shahi), Dar al-Marz Rasht mint (AH 1196-1199 /1781-1785 AD).
Obverse is the Farsi couplet: “ شد آفتاب و ماه زر و سیم در جهان/ از سکه امام بحق صاحب الزمان ”, Shod aftab-O-mah, zar-o-sim dar jahan/ az sekkee-ye Imam be-haqq Sahib-oz-Zamman, meaning: “the Sun & the Moon become gold and silver/ from the rightful Imam the owner of the time”.
Reverse: mint & date inside an 8 pointed decorated star, mint is “ Dar al-Marz Rasht دار المرز رشت “ and the date is “ 1196 ۱۱۹۶ “ at 9 O’clock. At the top at 12 O'clock is the evocation " Ya Ali يا على ".
Impressive clear strike with nice calligraphy.

Maythem
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Re: Unidentified coin 1
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2021, 11:25:00 PM »
Nicely centered, no holes, no weak areas. Coffee table book quality! TFP.

Peter
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Re: Unidentified coin 1
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2021, 03:48:02 PM »
Thank you very much for your answers! It is not really my field these late persian coins, but I am very impressed about this nice coin.
Is it rather a rare coin in this condition?

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Re: Unidentified coin 1
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2021, 04:19:46 AM »
Yes it is a rare coin. Ali-Murad Khan was Karim's Khan's nephew and was appointed the governor of Isfahan. After Karim Khan's death, Ali-Murad Khan proclaimed independence and extended his rule to Shiraz and minted coins in his own name in 1196 AH. Hamadan was his capital. He reigned from 1781 until his death in 1785, which is relatively short period.

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