Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The monetary unit of Persia and a current coin, valued at ⅞10 United States cents or one tenth of a toman.
“Gregorian, p. 402, divides the Kabuli rupee as follows for the nineteenth century: 10 dinars to 1 paisa; 5 paisas to 1 copper shahi; 2 shahis to 1 silver sannar or sadinar or misqali; 2 sannar to 1 abbasi or tanga; 1.5 abbasi to 1 kran (qiran); 2 krans to 1 rupee; 2/5 rupees to 1 nim sanad; 5 rupees to one sanad; 20 rupees to 1 toman.”
“I returned the compliment and told her that she made my kran hurt.”
“I, too, might go with them on paying fifty _kran_ for the hire of a mule; food and drink I must provide for myself.”
“Well, then, pay us ten _kran_ apiece, and you shall pass the frontier all the same.”
“He consented to accompany me if I paid him twenty-five _kran_ a day.”
“To avoid further unpleasantness I went to the governor, who for six _kran_ gave me a passport.”
“When I reached Baghdad I had only a little over £5 left, all in Persian silver _kran_, a _kran_ being worth about seven-pence; and I could not get any more money until I reached Teheran, 600 miles away.”
“Weight in pure gold; toman, 51.7572; half-toman, 26.3736; two-kran piece, 10.54944.”
“The new coins are the two-tomans, one-toman (differentiated in 1879 and subsequent to 1879), half-toman and two-kran pieces, the gold having a legal fineness of 900.”
“On coming to the throne the present Shah, with praiseworthy thoughtfulness, endeavoured to put a stop to this cause of misery in his people, and ordered the Government to withdraw some 720,000 tomans 'worth of copper coins at 25 to 30 shais per kran.”
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