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Another Arabian Coin? | Iranian Shiite Pilgrim Medal

 
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 Posted 10/11/2010  4:51 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Turk7 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Thanks for any help. 26mm, obverse is silvery, reverse is more worn and yellowish.





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 Posted 10/23/2010  08:45 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Turk7 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A date on the obverse appears to read 1237 or 1337 in Arabic (on the left side of the kneeling figure). Anyone have any ideas on the identification of this coin?
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 Posted 10/23/2010  10:13 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add andyg to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
not a coin, best guess a temple token.
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 Posted 10/23/2010  10:22 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Turk7 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I wonder if it's normal to have dates on tokens.
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 Posted 10/28/2010  10:34 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Sap to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Found it listed on zeno.ru as an "Iranian medal" depicting Ali, founder of the Shiite Islamic sect; the design is the same except for the location of the date. 1337 in the Iranian calendar was 1958 AD.

Presumably it is indeed a "temple token" or, more properly, a pilgrim's token, given to Shiites undertaking the Hajj to Mecca.
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 Posted 10/28/2010  7:06 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Turk7 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The power team of andyg and sap comes through again. Thanks to both of you for your help!
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