Help identifying these two coins

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  1. johnjohnson1957

    johnjohnson1957 New Member

    Can you tell me what these two coins are? The first one is what I call the cat coin and the second is the Arabic coin. Thanks CAT COIN.jpg ABRABIC COIN.jpg
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  3. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter

    What is the size and weight of the "cat coin"? The cat is a goat and the person is Hermes. The place of issue for authentic coins with this iconography is Ainos (also spelled Aenus) in Thrace. However, I don't think coins with this iconography were issued in bronze. Here are some examples of tetradrachms (silver) in CNG's archives.

    As for the second coin, maybe someone else can help. I can't read Arabic.
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  4. johnjohnson1957

    johnjohnson1957 New Member

    Cat (after much closer examination, yes it is a goat) coin weights between 8 and 9 grams. Scale bounces back and forth between 8 and 9. its dimensions are 29X27 and does appear to be bronze. It may be fake because at least two others coins were fake
  5. THCoins

    THCoins Well-Known Member

    The second coin is a bronze Jital issued by the Saffarids of Sistan (also known as Maliks of Nimruz), under the rule of Taj al-din Harb bin Muhammad (1167-1215AD).
    The left photo is upside down, the right photo displays the name of the ruler
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    johnjohnson1957 New Member

    Thank you THCoins. You guys are amazing
  7. gsimonel

    gsimonel Supporter! Supporter

    From a quick glance, I think the first coin might be a tourist replica, but I'm not an expert. It has the look of something relatively new that was made to appear much older.
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