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Offline aws22

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Sicilian Tari, contemporary imitation
« on: October 22, 2018, 03:35:58 PM »
Sicilian Tari, contemporary imitation.
Weight 0.740 gm
Diameter 21 mm
Metal Gold
I was not sure about the orientation, so I put the hole at the top.

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« Last Edit: October 22, 2018, 09:13:30 PM by aws22 »
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Re: Ancient Gold coin, please help to identify
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2018, 07:08:23 PM »
Inscription makes no sense, that, and its weight and general looks, makes it most likely for me that this is an imitation of a Sicilian Tari. That in it's turn was an imitation of the Islamic Tari of Northern Africa.

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Re: Ancient Gold coin, please help to identify
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2018, 07:54:56 PM »
Thank you Anthony.

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Re: Sicilian Tari, imitation
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2018, 08:59:48 PM »
I should have added "contemporary". These imitation Taris were made at the time until about 1400-1500AD and used in trade in the mediterranean area.

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Re: Sicilian Tari, contemporary imitation
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2018, 09:15:00 PM »
Thank you Antony for your help.

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Coin collecting has a curious name. It is also called the "Hobby of Kings".