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EMPIRE OF PERSIA

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1 Toman - AH 1243

KM-757 - 4.61g -

This coin was issued by Fath'Ali Shah in Tabriz, northern Persia. The obverse has the Shah's name in Persian. The date 1243 is in the lower half of the reverse.


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1 Toman - AH 1303 (1886)

KM-933 - 3.26 g - 18,6 mm

Edge - Reeded

This obverse has a bust of George V with Persian legends around. The issue date 1303 is to the left and the accession date 1264 is to the right.  The reverse has a encircled Persian legend for Nasir al-din Shah (b1831-d1896) of the Qajar dynasty within a wreath. Nasir al-din  was assassinated by order of Islamic activist Jamal al-Din al-Afghani


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1/5 Toman - AH 1335 (1922)

KM-1070 - 0,57 g - 13,6 mm

Edge - Plain

This obverse has a bust of Soltan Ahmad Shah (b1897-d1930) with the issue date 1335.  The reverse has a encircled Persian legend for Ahmad Shah within a wreath. Ahmad Shah was born Soltan Ahmad Mirza and he was the last of the Qajar shahs.


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Toman - AH 1335 (1922)

KM-1071 - 1,63 g - 15,7 mm

Edge - Reeded

This obverse has a bust of Soltan Ahmad Shah (b1897-d1930) with the issue date 1335.  The reverse has a encircled Persian legend for Ahmad Shah within a wreath. Ahmad Shah was born Soltan Ahmad Mirza and he was the last of the Qajar shahs,


EMPIRE OF IRAN

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2 Pahlevi - SH 1355 (1976)

KM-1201 - 20,34 g - 29 mm

Edge - Reeded

This obverse has a left facing bust of Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi with the legend in Persian script and the date 1355 in Persian numerals.  The reverse has the royal arms of a crowned lion holding a sword and a brilliant sun with Persian script within a half wreath.


IRAN ISLAMIC REPUBLIC

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Azadi - SH 1358 (1980)

KM-1293 - 4,07 g - 19,7 mm

Edge - Reeded

This obverse has a mosque within a circle. At the top is the Persian legend for 1st SPRING OF FREEDOM and the date 1358 below. The reverse has a stylised hexagon within a wreathe of symbols.


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1 Azadi - SH 1358 (1980)

KM-1240 - 8.14 g - 22,2 mm

Edge - Reeded

This obverse has a mosque within a circle. At the top is the Persian legend for 1st SPRING OF FREEDOM and the date 1358 below. The reverse has a stylised hexagon within a wreathe of symbols with a Persian legend below.


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1 Azadi - SH 1374 (1996)

KM-1264 - 8.14 g - 22,2 mm

Edge - Reeded

This obverse has a mosque within a circle. At the top is the Persian legend for 1st SPRING OF FREEDOM and the date 1374 below. The reverse has a bust of Ayatollah Khomeini with the date 1374 in Persian numerals below.


 

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