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Persia

Embossed postcard of the flag and coins of Persia, with both nominal exchange rates and approximate trade values for major currencies including those of Germany, France, Great Britain, Austria Hungary, the Scandinavian Monetary Union, Russia, the Netherlands, and the United States.
Text:
Münzenkarte mit Nationalflagge
Persia
1 Toman à 10 Kran à 20 Schahi à 50 Deinars.
Der Deinar ist Rechnungseinheit.
Kurswert der Goldmünzen in Kran Silber
1 Toman to 10 Kran to 20 Schahi to 50 Deinars.
Coin card with national flag
The Deinar is the unit of account.
Market value of gold coins in silver Kran
Kurswert der Goldmünzen - Market value of gold coins
Andere Wertbezeichnungen - Other value designations
Reverse:
Postkarte. Carte postale. Correspondenzkarte. Cartolina postale. Postcard. Levelazö-lap. Briefkaart. Weltpostverein. Union postale universelle. (Universal Postal Union)

Embossed postcard of the flag and coins of Persia, with both nominal exchange rates and approximate trade values for major currencies including those of Germany, France, Great Britain, Austria Hungary, the Scandinavian Monetary Union, Russia, the Netherlands, and the United States.

Image text

Münzenkarte mit Nationalflagge

Persia

1 Toman à 10 Kran à 20 Schahi à 50 Deinars.

Der Deinar ist Rechnungseinheit.

Kurswert der Goldmünzen in Kran Silber

1 Toman to 10 Kran to 20 Schahi to 50 Deinars.



Coin card with national flag

The Deinar is the unit of account.

Market value of gold coins in silver Kran

Kurswert der Goldmünzen - Market value of gold coins

Andere Wertbezeichnungen - Other value designations



Reverse:

Postkarte. Carte postale. Correspondenzkarte. Cartolina postale. Postcard. Levelazö-lap. Briefkaart. Weltpostverein. Union postale universelle. (Universal Postal Union)

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Persia was an independent kingdom under the Qajar Shahs from 1779 to 1924.

In 1828, Russia occupied Kars and Ardahan, returning these to the Ottoman Empire in 1856. They were transferred to Russia in 1878 in the Treaty of San Stefano. Britain and Russia, who had competed in the region, agreed on spheres of influence in 1907. In 1914, Britain controlled oil wells at Ahwaz in southwestern Persia.

In its attempts to find another vulnerable part of the Ottoman Empire, and to defend its access to oil, Britain landed 5,000 Indian Army troops at Fao, south of Basra and on the Persian Gulf on November 6, 1914. The Turks had a comparable number of troops in the area. Claiming that expanding territory would enhance security, the British advanced north and east from their base. One corps advanced to Ahwaz, Persia to protect the oil pipeline running to the Gulf. The British began moving north, and took Basra on November 21.

By early 1915, as its allies France and Britain were preparing their Dardanelles offensive against Turkey, Russia insisted that it receive Constantinople after Turkey's anticipated defeat. On March 8, Paléologue, the French Ambassador to Russia, told Russian Foreign Minister Sazonov that he could rely France settling the question in line with Russia's wishes. On March 12, the Paléologue recorded that Great Britain would also consent provided that Russia agreed that the then neutral zone in Persia would be recognized as in the British sphere of influence. Sazonov immediately agreed.

Fighting in the Caucusus and eastern Turkey in 1916, Russian forces entered Persia in hopes, frustrated by the Turks, of joining up with the British in Mesopotamia.

Persia is a country in Asia.

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Statistics for Persia (1)

Type Statistic
Population 9,000,000