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 Posted 08/12/2017  10:56 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add mairik to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello! I found this coin and I need help to identify it.
If anyone could provide any kind of information (like what year is it) it would be very helpful.
Thanks!




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 Posted 08/13/2017  01:06 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Joseph7420 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hmm... at first sight, I did not recognize this coin. Though there is a toughra, that not only means it could be from the Ottoman Empire, but also Afghanistan, Egypt, Libya, Sudan, and probably a few other countries. I am thinking it might be 1 para from Libya, and I found one type in particular that seems close. Of that type, I have found three different examples that all look slightly different, which I will link to below.

As for the date: the type I am thinking of was made in three different dates, with two of those dates being errors. So, I think that means all three dates were made in 1223 (in the Islamic calendar, which would be around 1808 in the Gregorian calendar), but I could be wrong. I am not exactly sure how those error dates would work.

Links!
https://www.NGCcoin.com/price-guide...duid-1444780
https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces79874.html
https://www.zeno.ru/showphoto.php?photo=78556
Edited by Joseph7420
08/13/2017 01:12 am
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