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Islamic Dynasties: Safavid, Husayn I, AH 1105-1135 / AD 1694-1722, silver 10 shahi (17.97g, 48mm)....

2013 January 6-7 Ancient & World Coin Signature Auction - New York #3021

 
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Auction Ended On: Jan 7, 2013
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Location: Waldorf Astoria
301 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10022

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Spectacular Strike, Toning
Safavid, Husayn I, AH 1105-1135 / AD 1694-1722, silver 10 shahi (17.97g, 48mm). Isfahan AH 1118, presentation type, A-A2677, almost certainly the finest example still in existence. Magnificent iridescent toning. Choice Mint State.

A magnificent example of a presentation type bearing the name of Sultan Husayn and the mint & date in the central area of the obverse, surrounded by the names of the 12 Shi'a Imams, the Shi'a kalima on the reverse.  Similar to the Ashmolean specimen SICA 9:187, which is dated AH 1117.

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