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Help Identifying This Coin, Think It's India? (Id: Persian New Year Token)

 
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 Posted 10/21/2021  4:20 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add delby to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Thin! weighs 1 gram
17 mm
found it in something I had bought at an estate sale.



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 Posted 10/21/2021  7:15 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Sap to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hello and welcome.

What you have here is not actually a coin. It is a Persian New Year token. The inscription says the same thing on both sides: "Ya Sahib Al Zaman", which means "Oh Owner of Time". "Sahib al Zamam" was an epithet given to the Twelfth Imam if Shia Islam, who is said to have been "hidden" by Allah and will be revealed again at some future time.

Here's one posted ten years ago, with some helpful translation given by an actual Arabic-speaker.

As I understand it, these coins are used in Persian New Year festivities. A bowl of these coins is traditionally placed on the ceremonial Haft-seen table, indicating the hope of prosperity in the coming year. Similar coins are also used in weddings and in the Eid al-Fitr feast at the end of Ramadan, with the similar desire to wish prosperity on the attendees.
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thanks!
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