falus to identify , Herat ?

Started by saro, August 02, 2023, 11:51:44 AM

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Copper / 6,10g / 20mm
It looks afghan and the animal looks like a fox.. maybe someone has seen this coin ?
Any suggestion is welcome.

"All I know is that I know nothing" (Socrates)


always willing to trade modern UK coins for modern coins from elsewhere....


It sure looks like a fox. No bright ideas from me unfortunately. Would wish that some more text would be readable.


If you would like to assume that a large majority of the animals of the Chinese zodiac occur on Afghan civic issues, a horse and a dog are alternative options.

An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.


Thank you to you three :)
That could be a falus of Herat on which it is possible to recover parts of legend already found on other coins of this mint : one from the "rat series" struck at time of safavid rule in years 1100-1130 AH and another previously posted on WoC.
Unfortunately the full legend of these "rat series" coppers, always cut, have never been fully transcripted.
In addition, I wonder if on mine there are not 2 digits of a date at 11 o'clock : "10" ?

What is your feeling ?
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Neck and paws of your animal seem strong arguments against a rat and favor a canine ?


Yes Anthony, the so-called "rat" looks strangely like my "fox", isn't it ?
I've always had doubts about the drawing of a rat on an Islamic coin, but most numismatists saw a rat...
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