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Offline Figleaf

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Egyptian token, Batista
« on: August 02, 2008, 04:58:07 PM »
Brass token, squarish with "cut" corners, around 21 mm.

obv: LOUCAS BATISTA
rev: BUFFET, around CAIRO CENTRAL STATION

The texts speak for themselves. From the spelling of Mr. Batista's last name, I presume he also has Greek roots, but the flan looks eminently French to me, period 1916-1926.

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Re: Egyptian token, Batista
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2008, 05:23:09 PM »
Peter,

that are really interesting tokens you show us today. This "Batista" token I did not find in the books of Lecompte or Elie. But those books are only dealing with the french time. About other eras the literary of Egypt tokens is verly little.

By the way, the name "Batista" should not be of Geeek origin. It is spanish or portuguese. The meaning is "Baptist". Sorry that I cannot help more.

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Re: Egyptian token, Batista
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2012, 08:18:32 AM »
Another but round, Brass, 21mm.

obv: LOUCAS BATISTA
rev: BUFFET, around CAIRO CENTRAL STATION



Came with a collection of French and French colonial tokens.
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Re: Egyptian token, Batista
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2012, 12:11:15 PM »
In French, the first name would have been Lucas, not Loucas and it would hace been "gare centrale du Caire", not Cairo central station. Nevertheless, finding it in a French lot is an indication of the time period: during or not long after the construction of the Suez canal.

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Re: Egyptian token, Batista
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2012, 12:55:13 PM »
I left a word out there, it should have read French and French colonial emergency tokens.

~ for the period 1916-23; it also included a copy of Robert Lamb's catalogue of these.

From the British occupation period I should imagine, at which time there were also many foreigners trading in Cairo; mostly Greeks who hastily departed in 1952.
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Re: Egyptian token, Batista
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2012, 04:11:26 PM »
Evidently, I saw double that day. :D

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