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Need help in identifying: 2.94gms silver coin (arabic)

Started by iindica, May 15, 2021, 04:25:23 PM

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Need help in identifying: 2.94gms silver


Georgia under Persian rule, anonymous abazi, Tiflis, invoking Karim Khan Zand (local ruler Herakli [Erekle] II, 1762-1798).

Unfortunately I can't see a date on it, but my two are 1205 and 1208 H, so I would assume around 1790.



Thank you Alan for the ID; dear iindica, your coin details:
Georgia Kingdom, Temp Irakli II, King of Kartli and Kakheti, AH 1206, AR Sirma Abazi, Tiflis mint (AH 1157-1213/1744-1798 AD)
Reverse (First photo):
On top, " یا کریم  ", Ya Karim "O Gracious One" (invoking an epithet of God, but alluding to Karim Khan) followed by mint & date " ضرب تفلیس ", struck in Tiflis. Date " 1206 ۱۲۰۶ " is above letter " R ر " of the word " Zarb ضرب ".
Obverse (Second photo):  Religious invocation: 
الحمد لله رب العالمين  , al-Hamdu li-Allah rabb al-Alamin, meaning, "Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Universe".
Irakli II, also known as Erekle II (Heraclius II) and the Little Kakhetian, he was a Georgian monarch of the Bagrationi dynasty, reigning as the king of Kakheti from 1744 to 1762, and of Kartli and Kakheti from 1762 until 1798. In the contemporary Persian sources he is referred to as Erekli Khan (ارکلی خان).

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


Alan & Maythem, thank you for identifying the coin and providing details.