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  1. I don't want to disappoint you, but it is from the 9th year of the Taisho era (1912-26), thus 1920. Very decorative coin, though!
  2. The large(ish) cast coin is from the Chia Ch'ing era (now written as Jiaqing era), 1796-1820, and from Shensi Province (now written Shaanxi Province). Shaanxi Province is home to the ancient terracotta army of the first emperor and the museum dedicated to it. You can find it in the Krause catalogue as C# 23-2. The two others are from the Kuang Hsu era (now written Guangxu era), 1875-1908, and from Kwangtung Province (now written Guangdong Province). They are Y# 191 in the catalogue. Guangdong Province was where machine struck coinage in China really took off, and these two are machine struck. The earlier machine struck coins of the Guangxu era from Guangdong Province were the same size as the Shaanxi coin, but the size was reduced due to inflation. These small ones are from 1906-08, shortly before the revolution (1911) that abolished the monarchy.
  3. It's a bit complicated to covert years of the Nepali calendar to years of the Common Era, because new year's day does not fall on the same day in the two calendars. Because of this, any year in one calendar does not translate neatly into any year in the other calendar. The VS2013 coins are contained in the MS5 and MS6 sets of the World Coins catalogue, i.e. the sets that are dated "1956" in the catalogue. I believe that the original set is the square set made out of quality materials and the set of restruck coins (i.e. MS6) is the rectangular set made out of less expensive materials (and is much more common). That is to say, your coins are the restrikes, in my opinion.
  4. Hi, welcome to CoinPeople! First of all, the last coin in the previous batch is actually a Japanese 10 sen from the 12th year of Taisho (1923), not from the Showa era. Now for the new batch: 1. Not a real coin - a replica of: China, Board of Revenue mint, Emperor Kuang-Hsu (1875-1908) C# 1-16. 2. Japan 10 yen 57th year of Showa (1982). 3. Bahrain 50 fils 1965. 4. Ethiopia 5 cents (5 santeem), struck between 1944 and 1966. Best regards, Vincent
  5. Thank you for these comments! If it is from Russia, do you have any suggestions as to which century? Or which state? (I mean, Russia wasn't a single state at the time).
  6. On the obverse is obviously an eagle. On the reverse I believe I see a rider on a horse galloping left with illegible lettering around. Diameter ranging from 12 to 17 mm. Weight is 0,63 g.
  7. I bought this coin many years ago as part af a group of old copper coins. I never managed to find out what it is - I'm not into medieval Russian coins - but I eventually got rather curious. Is it possible to get closer to an identification of this coin? Thank you, Vincent
  8. Here's another Ayyubid coin: "Moneda 8" on your website (coin no. 32 above). It's a fals of the Ayyubids of Hamah. On the obverse (right hand image), caliph al-Nasir (1180-1225) (theoretically supreme temporal and spiritual authority) is cited. On the reverse (left hand image), no less than two rulers are cited: al-Mansur I Mohammed (Ayyubid ruler at Hamah 1191-1220) and his overlord al-Aziz (Ayyubid ruler of Egypt 1193-1198). At bottom of the reverse, the mint is indicated: "Manbij". Thus, the coin was minted in Manbij during 1193-98.
  9. Here are two of the coins on your website. This is a nice way of studying history, by the way. The original Seljuq realm (the Great Seljuqs) broke up into smaller states, some of them were ruled by the Zangid family. You've got a Zangid coin from Syria: "Moneda 13" on your website: Zangids of Aleppo (12th century AD): Nur al-Din Ismail ibn Mahmud (1174-81): fals, Mitchiner# 1135. Obv. (left hand image) inscribed "al-Malik / al-Saleh", rev. (right hand image) "Ismail / bin Mahmud". Shortly after Nur al-Din Ismail's death, the Ayyubids gained control of Syria. You've got one Ayyubid coin from Syria (coin no. 7 above / "moneda 10 on your website"). Eventually, the Ayyubids were supplanted by the Mamluks. You have one Mamluk coin from Syria: "Moneda 11" on your website: anonymous coin of the Mamluk dynasty. Obv. (right hand image) inscribed "zarb", rev. (left hand image, upside down) "bi-Hamah", meaning "struck at Hamah". Hamah is a town in Syria. Being anonymous, I suppose it cannot be ascribed to a particular ruler, but I would say 14th century AD. After the Mamluks came, of course, the Ottomans, who also ruled in your own region.
  10. I'll just give you a quick answer now and then return to this later. My immediate impression is that they belong to these dynasties: 1. Abbasids. 2. Ottomans. 6. Ayyubids. 7. Ayyubids, Aleppo, al-Zahir, Mitchiner# 842-843, the one I mentioned in the other thread. 8. Ummayads. 10. ? 12. ? 14. Mamluks. 20. ? 25. ? 30. Umayyads. 31. Seljuqs of Rum. 32. Ayyubids. I'll give you one piece of advice - if you intend to actually collect medieval Arabic coins, the key is to learn how to read the inscriptions. This takes a bit of work, but is not impossible. If you are satisfied with having only a few sample pieces, that's probably too much trouble.
  11. I can give it my best shot! I've found it a bit difficult to ascribe specific catalog numbers to them, though.
  12. Yes, go to this thread and let me know which coins you need to identify. I suspect in many cases it's going to be difficult to get any closer than to identify the dynasty, though.
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