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Offline saro

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Nowruz gilded token with portrait of 'Ali
« on: April 05, 2019, 04:12:40 PM »
26,5mm
" نوروز تان پیروز nowruz tan / piroz" (happy  successfull new year)
crude portrait of "hazrat 'Ali"on obverse
This obverse is copied from another token in white metal / 22mm ,which bears on reverse : "Ya sahib al-zaman, peace be upon him", and which could have been used too for nowruz or some other ceremony.
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Re: Nowruz gilded token with portrait of 'Ali
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2019, 01:02:14 PM »
I wonder if the rays around the head are from some Islamic iconographic tradition. There is of course the lion with sun, but the sun is partly visible.

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Re: Nowruz gilded token with portrait of 'Ali
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2019, 02:09:54 PM »
Here is a picture of the other token I spoke about in this thread with the same legend around the bust of 'Ali  ( diam.22 mm) :
I wonder if the rays around the head are from some Islamic iconographic tradition. There is of course the lion with sun, but the sun is partly visible.

I agree, at first view it looks like a christan iconography...
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