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Iraq: Three Kings on Coins

Started by <k>, March 06, 2011, 10:10:22 PM

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@josephjk

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AD 1933 - AH 1352, 2 Fils, Faisal I  - Bronze 5 grams, 24 mm, Plain edge KM 96

Obv Legend:Faisal Al-awal, Malik Al-Iraq (Faisal the first, King of Iraq)
Rev Legend: Al Mamlakah (top), Al-Iraqiyah (bottom) - Kingdom (top) Iraq (bottom)

Obv engraver: Percy Metcalf (initials PM below bust of King Faisal)

Figleaf

Nice picture! If you are just starting out with reading Arabic script, this is a great coin to practice on. The letters are well-shaped and clear, the words practical for coin collectors.

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

mrbadexample

Again, struggling with country and no obvious denomination. 1938, suspect from the tarnishing / patination that there might be some silver in this. ø26mm, 9.0g.

Thanks,
MBE

@josephjk


bart

Indeed dirham or 50 fils 1938 Ghazi I

mrbadexample


FosseWay

With I underneath the king's head which IIRC means it was minted in Bombay (I = India).

bart

And the designer of the king's effigy was Percy Metcalfe.

mrbadexample

Quote from: FosseWay on March 07, 2016, 07:00:51 PM
With I underneath the king's head which IIRC means it was minted in Bombay (I = India).

Well spotted, thanks. :)

Bimat

Didn't know that some of the old Iraqi coins were minted in India too!

Aditya
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<k>

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<k>

My thanks to the Royal Mint Museum (UK) for this photograph of the electrotype of the 1953 portrait of King Faisal II.

The splendid design was the work of Humphrey Paget.
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<k>

A closer look at the design.

Image copyright of the Royal Mint Museum (UK).
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