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Offline andyg

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Small silver medalet - Congratulations - Nowruz
« on: October 01, 2021, 10:46:44 AM »
I assume this is a 1/8 Kran from Qajar times.
Can't find anything similar.
Not sure how it's survived given it's fragility.
Uniface, 0.1g (!)
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Re: 1/8 Kran
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2021, 11:07:34 AM »
Dear andyg, this is a uniface Congratulations bronze medal, not a coin.
Inside the beaded circle it reads in Farsi:
مبارک باشد (Congratulations).
This sentence or expression is used in Eid festival or when dealing with a new car or clothes or gaining a position, people say to each other, " مبارک باشد Congratulations ".

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

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Re: 1/8 Kran
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2021, 01:51:38 PM »
What a small and thin medalet !  :perfect:
and ...congratulations to you Maythem !
The formula "Mubarak bad / مبارک باد " found on most of nowruz tokens is in fact the shortened version of this one (see this thread)
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Re: 1/8 Kran
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2021, 04:01:39 PM »
Thank you Saro

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Re: Small silver medalet - Congratulations - Nowruz
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2021, 06:42:47 PM »
Were these just given as gifts?
It's extremely fragile and wouldn't stand up to much!
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