Falus Qandahar; Siege coinage

Falus (Qandahar; Siege coinage) -  obverseFalus (Qandahar; Siege coinage) -  reverse

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Country Afghanistan
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1680-1700
Value 1 Falus (1)
Currency Anonymous Hammered Copper Coinage
Composition Copper
Weight 9.14 g
Diameter 25 mm
Shape Square irregular
Demonetized Yes




Zodiac sign of pisces (Pair of fish).


Plain, copper sheet folded twice to form 3-layered coin.

Falus (Qandahar; Siege coinage) -  obverse

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Copper Falus coin struck in Qandahar, Afghanistan between 1680 and 1700. Coins was struck during times of siege and made from melted down cooking pots and pans. The metal was then cut and folded into coin size pieces and then struck by hand.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (1680-1700) 

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