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Offline bagerap

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Russian coin as love token?
« on: July 30, 2014, 08:50:29 PM »
I'm not entirely convinced this started life as a coin. A medallion perhaps?
Top dead centre on the obverse is a light flare where a suspension bale may have been.


Silver, engrailed edge. 24 mm, 4.8 gr.

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Re: Russian coin as love token?
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2014, 09:44:42 PM »
It started out as a 25 Kopeks 1859-1885
always willing to trade modern UK coins for modern coins from elsewhere....

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Re: Russian coin as love token?
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2014, 11:12:26 PM »
In view of the mint master's mark, нг for Nikolaj Gratchew, mint master at the Saint Petersburg mint, rather 1832-1841. Gratchew was replaced in 1842, but the 1842 coins no longer bear his initials.

I think the monogram is "IH", so latin, rather than cyrillic. Unsurprising, as love token often occur on coins foreign to the maker.

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.