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 Posted 05/28/2020  10:03 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add SCmoneta to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
This coin was part of a roman provincial lot. It is 22mm at its widest point and 4mm thick. I apologize, I dont have the weight. I would really appreciate any information about it.



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 Posted 05/28/2020  10:50 pm  Show Profile   Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Maybe Bob can work his magic, but I have no clue what it might be.
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 Posted 05/28/2020  11:03 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bob L to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
First thought is an Islamic copper of some sort.
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 Posted 05/29/2020  02:54 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add norantyki to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Persian civic copper? I know there are a couple of experts in this field on the forum who might be able to weigh in...
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 Posted 05/29/2020  06:55 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yikes, not much left on this one and if @bobL is stuck, then there is not much hope. Here is what I see. On the first side, there is an eight-pointed star with several objects inside (joined together they kinda look like a bodybuilder flexing his biceps...) perhaps including a sun. This is surrounded by a pearled border with perhaps some Arabic/Persian writing between that and the edge of the coin. On the second side, this coin might have been double struck, but it looks more to me like there are two, coaxial pearled borders with writing in the center and perhaps a decorative design in between the borders.
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 Posted 05/29/2020  08:28 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bob L to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
kinda look like a bodybuilder


Maybe a peacock? I'll follow up on that thought soon.
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 Posted 05/29/2020  08:47 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bob L to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
For comparison, some excerpts from Valentine's Modern Copper Coins of the Muhammadan States, pp. 134-135.



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 Posted 05/29/2020  08:51 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Amazing work Bob. I think that you nailed it.
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 Posted 05/29/2020  10:00 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SCmoneta to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Brilliant! Thank you again Bob you truly are an asset
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