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Ancient Hammered Arabic Coin? Can Anyone Identify Or Date It?

 
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 Posted 11/16/2019  08:36 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add perdidogringo to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi All,

I recovered an old silver, coin yesterday. I've never seen anything quite like it but it looks to be a hammered coin with Arabic writing inscribed on it. Can anyone identify it or perhaps estimate the era or origin? Please see attached photo.

It's reminds me of a 1/2 real Spanish cob! Thanks in advance!

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11/16/2019 08:44 am
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 Posted 11/17/2019  07:32 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Sap to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It is indeed Arabic/Islamic, and though I can't identify the exact date or issuer, the distinctive seriffed script dates from roughly the same time as the Crusades (AD 1100-1300).
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 Posted 11/17/2019  11:46 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add perdidogringo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you for the feedback, Sap. Would this have been a common coin back in the day?
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 Posted 09/28/2021  08:20 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add perdidogringo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Bumping this thread to hopefully get a more accurate identification and date. On various sites (including earlier in this thread), I've gotten several opinions including:

1. "It is indeed Arabic/Islamic, and though I can't identify the exact date or issuer, the distinctive seriffed script dates from roughly the same time as the Crusades (AD 1100-1300)."

2. "Islamic acke. Holed is typical to see. I have several"

3.  "looks post-mongol, but I can't make out a name. the left side is upside down. it has the kalima in the middle and the name of the first caliph abu bakr above it (it's typical for coins after the mongol invasion to have the names of the four rashidun caliphs around the kalima). the right side is turned 90' ccw. I can see al-sultan al-`adl, with a word below that I can't read. I too would love to know what it is."

4.  "Perhaps Timur in Anatolia"

5.  "I suspect it's golden horde, but I can't find a match."

If anyone can add some clarity to the origin/date of this hammered coin, I'd appreciate it!
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 Posted 09/28/2021  7:55 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Kushanshah to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Probably Golden Horde, khan's name incomplete.
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 Posted 09/28/2021  8:40 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@perdido, knowing that it is from the Golden Horde would date this to 13th or 14th Centuries. I'm not sure that you are going to get more exact timing than that.
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 Posted 10/26/2021  06:09 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add perdidogringo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you to Kushanshah & Spence for your feedback. I guess I can confidently say it is from the Golden Hoarde!

Now, I have to figure out why the coin was placed on this silver contraption (see photo). I'm not sure if the coin was made into an earring, if that's how they carried coins back in the day, or something else? Any ideas?
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Perhaps and earring, although the wire seems quite thick. Is it sized more appropriately as a annular brooch?
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