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Kasbegi

also named Pul, and Qaz. A copper coin of Persia of the Sufi or Safi dynasty, and valued at one fourth of a Bisti.

The name Kasbegi is not inscribed on these coins, but instead of this occurs the Arabic word Falus, the plural of Fels, which is supposed to be a corruption of the Latin Follis, just as the Persian de- nomination of Pul, applied to the same spe- cies of coin, seems to be derived from Obolus.

Under Nasir al din (A.H. 1264-1314) the Kasbegi was made the one tenth of the Shahi, and equal to the Turkish Para. See Fonrobert, Die Jules Fonrobert'sche Sammlung uberseeischer Munzen. 1878. (4305 et seq.).


Source: Frey's Dictionary (American Journal of Numismatics, Vol. 50, 1916)
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