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Classification of Tamar's irregular coppers by Dato Mikeladze:
A. Circular legend of the obverse.
A0 - Circular legend absent
A1 - Circular legend with non-identified date
A2 - Circular legend with ჃႦ (Paschal cycle date 407 - AD 1187)
A3 - Circular legend with ჃႪ (Paschal cycle date 430 - AD 1210)
B. Number of rosettes on the obverse:
B0 - Rosettes absent
B1 - 6 rosettes
B2 - 7 rosettes
B3 - 8 rosettes
C. Central legend of the reverse:
С0 - unidentified type of central legend (when just a small part of legend visible because of weak struck or circular part is out of coin because of too small sizes)
C1 - 5 line standard legend
C2 - 5 line legend with 5th different line: ( عزه الله ادام) = "may God establish his honor" instead of (اعز الله انصاره) = "may God increase his victories"
C3 - 4 line legend ( 5th line is absent)
D. Circular legend of the reverse:
D0 - Circular legend absent
D1 - Type of circular legend unidentified
D2 - Standard circular legend
D3 - Circular legend with date formula
E0 - coin without countermark (c/m)
E1 - c/m #1
E2 - c/m #2
E3 - c/m #3
E4 - c/m #4
E5 - c/m #5
Term "circular legend absent" should be applied only in cases when there is evidence that the legend was not present on the die and not in cases when the legend is absent due to the small size of the coin.
If any of countermarks exist more than one time, we use such formula: E1x2.
If we see at least one rosette and cannot exactly say how much rosettes exist on a particular coin, we count that this is a 6-rosette standard coin.
If a coin is double, or triple, or quadripole we use brackets for main coin formula (without countermarks). For example: (A1B1C0D2)x3E1x3E3E4
In multiple pieces, if subpoints of A, B, C, D are visible at least on one obverse or reverse, we use the richest formula for the whole coin, because multiple coins were struck by the same die. For example, triple coin (three obverses and three reverses), circular legend with Paschal cycle date 407 visible just on one of them. We use A2 for the whole coin.
Tamar’s monogram written in Mkhedruli surrounded by design of 6 rosettes. Surrounding Asomtavruli legend.
5-line Arabic lettering, surrounded by Arabic circular legend.