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Offline mrbadexample

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Egyptian coins
« on: February 26, 2016, 01:13:35 AM »
Sorry, this one's not good. 21mm, base metal not silver, 3.6g. Unfortunately it's so worn I can't even guess at the correct orientation, but something tells me one of you will know what it is. ;)

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MBE

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Re: Egyptian coins
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2016, 01:28:35 AM »
Working on this, still not sure. Turn bottom image 180.

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Re: Egyptian coins
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2016, 01:30:32 AM »
There. Should save your neck a bit.  :P

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Re: Egyptian coins
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2016, 10:36:39 AM »
from Turkey I would think
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Re: Egyptian coins
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2016, 10:52:34 AM »
Close. Egypt 5/10 qirsh 1293/13 (1887), KM 291.

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Re: Egyptian coins
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2016, 12:25:22 PM »
Thanks Peter - good work! :)

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Re: Egyptian coins
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2016, 12:32:21 PM »
Would this be the same, but a later date?


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Re: Egyptian coins
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2016, 12:43:14 PM »
That's a different type. Here is the 0.2 qirsh of the same series, showing the other side.

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Re: Egyptian coins
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2016, 01:54:32 PM »
Sorry Peter, I just meant is it another Egyptian 5/10 Qirsh?

Edit: Note to self: it's 5 milliemes.  ;)
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Re: Egyptian coins
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2016, 01:59:05 PM »
I'm learning a bit here, I think - the design in the middle is the toughra, or signature of the sultan (is this Sultan Abdul Hamid II?), and the other side shows an arabic numeral for the denomination? What about the second one - can you tell me the year and who the figure is please?

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Re: Egyptian coins
« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2016, 02:29:09 PM »
That's gone some way to identifying the coin I was going to post next, which I'll post here because it's obviously Egyptian too. The toughra appears similar to the first coin, although it's hard to be certain. It's larger, at 24mm, so I'm guessing this may be 1 Qirsh? Can you tell me the date please?

Thanks again,
MBE

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Re: Egyptian coins
« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2016, 02:34:53 PM »
Second one is 1941

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Re: Egyptian coins
« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2016, 02:36:24 PM »
Turkey 40 para 1327 ah 1916/17 KM# 779

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Re: Egyptian coins
« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2016, 02:39:50 PM »
1941 was King Farouk in Egypt

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Re: Egyptian coins
« Reply #14 on: February 26, 2016, 02:54:36 PM »
Turkey 40 para 1327 ah 1916/17 KM# 779

That'd be right, I said it must be Egyptian. :D How come they have the similar toughra?