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Siver Nowruz token / a bird singing on a rose-buch SH1330
« on: March 21, 2019, 07:51:10 AM »
Today march 21st  the Spring is here, it is also the traditional persian new year "nowruz".
silver token dated "nowruz 1330" (1952 AD)/ at time of Mohammed Reza.
diam. 21mm
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Re: Siver Nowruz token / a bird singing on a rose-buch SH1330
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2019, 01:11:32 PM »
That's different, the nicest one I've seen
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Re: Siver Nowruz token / a bird singing on a rose-buch SH1330
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2019, 12:55:35 AM »
The rose and nightingale is likely a reference to Omar Khayyam's Rubaiyat and an apt one for its theme, paralleling that of a dying year and the birth of a new one. See couplet 40. See couplets 114, 116 and 145 for other rose/nightingale images.

The southern wind
has withered the rose
for which the nightingale sang its song.
Should we grieve for that rose or for ourselves?
When death has already paled our cheeks
other roses will be flowering.


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Re: Siver Nowruz token / a bird singing on a rose-buch SH1330
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2019, 08:47:30 AM »
The rose and nightingale is likely a reference to Omar Khayyam's Rubaiyat and an apt one for its theme, paralleling that of a dying year and the birth of a new one.
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