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Nowruz token / two singing birds dated 1333
« on: July 11, 2019, 11:42:47 AM »
silver / 17mm
"mubarak bad" / "1333"
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Re: Nowruz token / two singing birds dated 1333
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2019, 02:13:25 PM »
The second silver Nowruz token in a few days! This one looks like silvered brass, though. I am starting to wonder if more were originally silvered and the silver has worn off. Brass would have looked like gold, though.

The symbolism of the birds (harmony) and flowers (beauty) is clear, but what is the meaning of the mirror and candlesticks? Both would be negative symbols in Europe (Comment peut-on ĂȘtre Persan?).

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Re: Nowruz token / two singing birds dated 1333
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2019, 04:11:41 PM »
Mirror and candles have, I think, both zoroastrian roots :  mirror, to reflect the light of wisdom and creation and  candles, to symbolize holy fire.

This token is not silver plated  but made of Ag/Cu alloy. (same for this other one)

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