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Offline mti

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Please help ID this coin...
« on: April 10, 2021, 06:09:03 AM »
Hello...
I need your assistance to ID this coin:  0.9g  ||  13mm  ||  Copper/Bronze

I personally have no clue... but I got it in a mix of Islamic/Ancient Asian/Indian coins...

Thank you in advance for your help...  =))

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Re: Please help ID this coin...
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2021, 11:38:44 PM »
I have been staring at your coin for some time, as I think I have seen that knot at the left end of the divider before. Memory failure ... bleep bleep bleep.

Peter
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Re: Please help ID this coin...
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2021, 01:21:16 AM »
I also have a feeling that I've seen it somewhere... now I am thinking, maybe the orientation is wrong...  I am not sure... and, too, bad the second image has no details visible... :/

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Re: Please help ID this coin...
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2021, 03:17:29 AM »
Dear mti, may be the orientation of the first photo is in this way, which shows the word " Bi-Allah بالله " or digit " 9 ٩ " at the bottom.

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Re: Please help ID this coin...
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2021, 05:29:25 AM »
Sooooooo....   I did another search on Zeno with plus/minus 0.4g  and plus/minus 2mm, in both AR and AE...

and here's what I found, the horizontal bar with ornaments at each end resemble this coin (right image): https://www.zeno.ru/showphoto.php?photo=129772
this coin (also right image):  https://www.zeno.ru/showphoto.php?photo=9555
and this coin (left image): https://www.zeno.ru/showphoto.php?photo=224069

Thus, this is where we could've possibly seen the similarity...  No match to my coin, however.  Will keep looking

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Re: Please help ID this coin...
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2021, 04:41:50 PM »
Dear mti, attached is a Harer (Ethiopia) coin, with a similar horizontal bar in first photo, does that help?

Maythem
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Re: Please help ID this coin...
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2021, 06:16:23 PM »
Maythem, hi, hello... :))

First of all - Thank you...

Second, Your coin does, indeed, have the similarity more than the ones I found earlier... what is the size and weight of the Harer coin you've illustrated...?!!?  maybe we are on to something...?!?!  ;)

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Re: Please help ID this coin...
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2021, 06:39:01 PM »
See this thread, in particular reply #1, picture harar62.jpg and reply #5, second picture and reply #54. This should be KM9.

Peter
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Re: Please help ID this coin...
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2021, 12:00:58 AM »
Update:  I've searched Zeno one more time with "Harar" and I found a whole selection of similar coins, here:  https://www.zeno.ru/showgallery.php?cat=2577&page=1

The most common date from al-Harar mint on these pages is AH1284...

My coin, however, still needs to be read for a date... Perhaps, it is a variation of the "al-Harar mints' " coin...?!?!