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Offline ghipszky

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Egypt KM 411, 10 milliemes 1386
« on: October 09, 2010, 03:07:42 AM »
This is one of those aluminum coins. It is 22mm in diameter.
Ginger
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Re: Another coin that I don;t know where to put it
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2010, 03:38:10 AM »
The stroke and the squarish dot in the centre of the left pic is 10 in Arabic figures. At five o'clock is the christian date 1967, while at seven o'clock you find the Islamic date 1386. You get very far just by knowing Arabic numbers. They are listed in KM. If you know that the eagle with a shield with two stars is the coat of arms of Egypt (Syria used it also, but in a different style - look here to understand why) you are home free:

Egypt KM 411, 10 milliemes 1386.

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

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Re: Egypt KM 411, 10 milliemes 1386
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2010, 05:00:51 AM »
Thanks Peter, I had no clue.
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Re: Egypt KM 411, 10 milliemes 1386
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2010, 07:08:37 AM »
Interestingly (to me, anyway), the Arabic legends below the eagle and above the denomination read "United Arab Republic" with no mention of Egypt, which must have been considered superfluous at the time.


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Re: Egypt KM 411, 10 milliemes 1386
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2010, 08:28:05 AM »
Interestingly (to me, anyway), the Arabic legends below the eagle and above the denomination read "United Arab Republic" with no mention of Egypt, which must have been considered superfluous at the time.



Wikipedia solves also this problem. The United Arab Republic was a union between Egypt and Syria between 1958 and 1961 when Syria seceded. The official name of Egypt stayed "United Arab Republic" until 1971.

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Re: Egypt KM 411, 10 milliemes 1386
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2010, 09:46:57 AM »
I'm kinda tickled by the idea of a "Union" with only one remaining member.  I'm old enough (just) to remember Egypt being referred to as the UAR, but hadn't looked closely at the coins of the period before.