Author Topic: Iran, Safavids / Shah 'Abbas I mahmudi (2 shahi) of Shushtar mint, dated 1005 AH  (Read 1566 times)

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Offline saro

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Ag / 3,80g - 18 x 20mm / this 2 shahi coin was called "mahmudi"
Mintname and date  "1005" are in the central cartouche (right picture)
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Thank you Saro for showing this nice coin.

Maythem
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@saro: there is an odd sign at 3 and 4 o'clock on the left picture. Looks like the command key on a Macintosh computer. Is it a decorative set of characters, a decoration or proof that Abbas I used a Mac?

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there is an odd sign at 3 and 4 o'clock on the left picture.
I see it at 9 and 10 o'clock... ;)
May be a stylised apple ?  :D !!
May be also an ornament inspired by Ottomans ? it is often found on ottoman coins of this time; hereafter : on a silver coin of Murad I
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Dear Peter and Saro, it is the word "Mohammed" written in some form of ornamental calligraphy, for those who deal with such writing, they make such shapes especially on Islamic books or names. As Saro mentioned such type of ornamentation is seen on Ottoman coins and Ottoman calligraphy work.

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Now that's something I would never have worked out, beautiful.

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Thank you Alan, this is a similar type of calligraphic carving of the word “Mohammed”.
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Dear Peter and Saro, it is the word "Mohammed" written in some form of ornamental calligraphy, for those who deal with such writing, they make such shapes especially on Islamic books or names.
Maythem

Everyday we learn something on WoC  :), I never made the link between this ornament and its calligraphic origin; thank you Maythem to have pointed that.

(this "ornament"is followed, on right, by "Muhammad" written twice)


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