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  • Zoroastrian Fire-Haired Girl Temple 50 Qapik Azerbaijan Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making (Baku) (Maiden Tower)(Ahura Mazda)
  • Zoroastrian Fire-Haired Girl Temple 50 Qapik Azerbaijan Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making (Baku) (Maiden Tower)(Ahura Mazda)
  • Zoroastrian Fire-Haired Girl Temple 50 Qapik Azerbaijan Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making (Baku) (Maiden Tower)(Ahura Mazda)
  • Zoroastrian Fire-Haired Girl Temple 50 Qapik Azerbaijan Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making (Baku) (Maiden Tower)(Ahura Mazda)
  • Zoroastrian Fire-Haired Girl Temple 50 Qapik Azerbaijan Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making (Baku) (Maiden Tower)(Ahura Mazda)
  • Zoroastrian Fire-Haired Girl Temple 50 Qapik Azerbaijan Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making (Baku) (Maiden Tower)(Ahura Mazda)
  • Zoroastrian Fire-Haired Girl Temple 50 Qapik Azerbaijan Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making (Baku) (Maiden Tower)(Ahura Mazda)
  • Zoroastrian Fire-Haired Girl Temple 50 Qapik Azerbaijan Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making (Baku) (Maiden Tower)(Ahura Mazda)
  • Zoroastrian Fire-Haired Girl Temple 50 Qapik Azerbaijan Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making (Baku) (Maiden Tower)(Ahura Mazda)
  • Zoroastrian Fire-Haired Girl Temple 50 Qapik Azerbaijan Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making (Baku) (Maiden Tower)(Ahura Mazda)
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Zoroastrian Fire-Haired Girl Temple 50 Qapik Azerbaijan Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making (Baku) (Maiden Tower)(Ahura Mazda)

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Zoroastrian Fire-Temple Tower 50 Qapik Azerbaijan Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making (Baku) (Maiden Tower)

Obverse: The Maiden Tower, also known as Qız Qalası, in Baku
Lettering:
• AZƏRBAYCAN •
RESPUBLİKASI

Reverse: Denomination within ornament, date below
Lettering: 50 qəpik

Features
Issuer Azerbaijan
Period Republic (1991-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1992-1993
Value 50 Qəpik (0.5 AZM)
Currency Second manat (1992-2006)
Composition Aluminium
Weight 1.45 g
Diameter 23 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 1 January 2006
Number N# 6683
References KM# 4a, Schön# 4b

Wikipedia:
The Maiden Tower (Azerbaijani: Qız qalası; Persian: قلعه دختر‎) is a 12th-century monument in the Old City, Baku, Azerbaijan. Along with the Shirvanshahs' Palace, dated to the 15th century, it forms a group of historic monuments listed in 2001 under the UNESCO World Heritage List of Historical Monuments as cultural property, Category III. It is one of Azerbaijan's most distinctive national emblems, and is thus featured on Azerbaijani currency notes and official letterheads.

Legends and mysteries
There are various mysteries and legends related to Baku Maiden Tower. However, the main mystery is the Tower's design and purpose. Meanwhile, there are up to 20 legends related to Baku Maiden Tower. A large number of them are connected to the Islamic and Medieval period of Baku's history. But others are rooted deeply in Azerbaijan's Zoroastrian or pre-Islamic history, religion, and culture. Probably, the most famous legend is that of the fiery-haired virgin girl who saved Baku's people from slavery. The epic shows roots to Azerbaijan's Zoroastrian believes and culture and has reached down to modern times.

The legend of the fiery-haired girl
Once upon a time, there was an ancient town-fortress of Baku. The fortress had a Fire Temple-Tower. In very ancient times, an enemy encircled the fortress. The enemy ordered Baku's people to surrender but they refused. So the enemy launched a siege to demolish the fortress and capture all inhabitants as slaves. Many fortress' defenders died trying to stop enemy attacks. Meanwhile, the enemy's commander ordered the water supply lines to be cut. So everybody was thirsty inside the fortress. No water no food, only blood, and death. And the Supreme Magi, together with other priests, prayed to the Holy Fire in the fortress' Fire Temple-Tower, asking the God of Ahura Mazda to help the people. They prayed day and night asking Ahura Mazda to save their life and to push the enemy back. Finally, he heard their prayers. On the next day, the people saw that a large piece of the Holy Fire fell down from the top of the Fire Temple-Tower. A beautiful girl came out from the fire. She had long fire-colored hair. The crowd went down on their knees and started to pray to her. She said: "Don't worry. I'll help and protect you. Give me a sword and a helmet. The enemy should not see my girl's hair, open a fortress' gate". Meanwhile, the enemy's commander was waiting outside for the fortress' pahlevan for one-to-one combat. If the fortress' pahlevan had won the fight, then the enemy's army would back away. But if the enemy won, they would capture the fortress and all surviving inhabitants would be slaves. The fortress' gate was opened and the enemy's commander saw that one pahlevan was coming to fight him. The heavy battle began. In one of God's blessed moments, the fortress' pahlevan unhorsed the enemy and put a knife direct to his neck. The enemy's commander screamed: "You win! Who are you? Take your helmet off. I want to see your face, pahlevan!" He took off the helmet and saw that the fortress' pahlevan was a beautiful girl with long fire-colored hair. He exclaimed: "Oh, you are a girl! You are a brave and beautiful girl! If girls of Baku are so brave, I'll never capture your fortress! Don't kill me, beauty!" He fell in love with her for her beauty and bravery. He asked her to marry him. Of course, the girl did not kill him. She fell in love with him too for his open heart. Thus, the enemy did not capture Baku and the local people named a tower as the Maiden tower.

The legend of why Baku tower's fires stopped burning
The next legend also has Zoroastrian roots:

Once upon a time, an enemy besieged the fortress of Baku. However, Baku's people refused the enemy's request to surrender. They decided to fight and defend their lives and fortress. So Baku's people fought with great bravery but the situation inside the fortress became more and more perilous. The enemy implemented a tight siege to overthrow the defenders. The enemy cut the water supply. With no water and food, the defenders did not have any chance of survival. Meanwhile, Supreme Magi with other priests prayed in the fortress' Holy Fire Temple-Tower. All together, they prayed to God of Ahura Mazda asking him to protect and help the people. After several days of non-stop praying, He heard priests' blessings and prayers. A strong and devastating earthquake occurred. Thousand of enemies perished as a result and some survivors ran away. Thus, the people of Baku escaped slavery but the Holy Fires were stopped on the top of the Fire Temple-Tower.

Source of the name "Maiden Tower"
Prof Mahir Khalifa-zadeh believes that apart from legends, it has been difficult to find historical explanations or archaeological or written evidence as to why the tower was called the Maiden Tower. In addition to epical backgrounds, it is believable that the word "maiden" means that the tower was not destroyed by any enemy and thus means (from the religious viewpoint) that it was never desecrated (touched) by the evil of Angra Mainyu and remains the "virgin" or "maiden" temple-tower of the Zoroastrianian God, Ahura Mazda.

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