This coin just looked at me...

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Pellinore, Nov 21, 2020 at 7:45 PM.

  1. Pellinore

    Pellinore Supporter! Supporter

    Like an abandoned cat, a silly old dog, or an old clown forgotten by his circus - I couldn't resist.

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    In fact this is a tiny silver coin, dating from the early eleventh century and issued in what's now Pakistan. A breakaway kingdom of the Abbasids: the Habbarid dynasty of Sind, about whom not much is known. Amir Ahmad. 8 mm, 0.5 gr.

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  3. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    It looks like an ancient bottle cap.
  4. derkerlegand

    derkerlegand Well-Known Member

    I see the face! Looks like a cat with an under bite.
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  5. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    Neat coin, probably very rare! I have a Hunnic Dinara fron Sind circa 600-700AD
  6. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

    LOL it looks like Ike in South Park

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  7. Orielensis

    Orielensis Well-Known Member

    That's a nice little coin! Good to know that I'm not the only one who finds Habbarid coinage interesting.

    I've got an AE fals by Ahmad, the same ruler who issued your damma, and two little dammas of other Habbarid rulers:

    Orient, MA – Habbariden, Amir Ali, AR damma.png
    Habbarids of Sind, under Ali, AR damma, c. late 9th–10th c. AD. Obv: “b’allah yathiqu ali wa bihi yantasir.” Rev: “lillah muhammad rasul allah ali." 11mm, 0.52g. Album 1496.

    Orient, MA – Habbariden, Achmad, AE falus.png
    Habbarids of Sind, under Ahmad, AE fals, ca. 950–1000 AD. Obv: flower with four petals in double square. Rev: regents title and name in three lines, in central line "...mad" (part of name "Ahmad." 12mm, 1.05g. Apparently yet uncatalogued but some examples on Ex Sikka Numismatics.

    Orient, MA – Habbariden, Amir Abdalla II, AR damma.png
    Habbarids of Sind, under Abd Allah II, AR damma, c. early 11th c. AD. Obv: “la Ilaha Illa allah wahdahu la sharika lahu.” Rev: “muhammad rasul allah al-amir abd allah." 9.5mm, 0.62g. Album A1502.
  8. Cucumbor

    Cucumbor Dombes collector Supporter

    Poor thing, he looks so sad. Good you were to adopt him !

  9. Sidney Osborne

    Sidney Osborne Active Member

    Peanut butter cookie with toffee pieces...
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  10. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter I dig ancient coins...

    Interesting coin and a nice pick-up @Pellinore
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  11. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    Very plain looking but unique also. Thanks for posting it.
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  12. otlichnik

    otlichnik Member

    I want that for my tombstone!

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  13. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    Okay, it's yours. I hope you wait a long long time before you have to use it though. God willing and the creek don't rise! Good luck...
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  15. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter, a Canadian coin, eh?
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  16. Severus Alexander

    Severus Alexander Blame my mother. Supporter

    Reminds me of a Ritz cracker I once found.

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  17. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

    Yes! Canadian Loonie
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  18. steve westermeier

    steve westermeier Cancer sucks!

    Ha, I wouldn't have eaten the poor thing either. 'A keeper'!
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  19. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    My only Sind:

    Habbarid, AR dramma 900-1030 AD 0.4g (ID from dealer and not confirmed by me)
  20. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    It looks like a video game level.
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  21. Muhammad Niazi

    Muhammad Niazi Well-Known Member

    Heres my little one, just like doug, I also have not confirmed its ID. Our coins do look similar.

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