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Other tokens and medals => Unidentified tokens => Topic started by: Afrasi on February 22, 2013, 11:26:14 PM

Title: unknown Egypt (?) Token
Post by: Afrasi on February 22, 2013, 11:26:14 PM
Can anyone help me reading this token (not my own piece) ? As the denomination is Milliemes it should be probably from Egypt, but Sudan and Palestine are possible, too.
Title: Re: unknown Egypt (?) Token
Post by: translateltd on February 23, 2013, 04:18:20 AM
The text at top appears to say mashru' al-qurush (valid [for a] piastre), but that's where I run out of ideas, unfortunately.

Title: Re: unknown Egypt (?) Token
Post by: FosseWay on February 23, 2013, 08:38:26 AM
There's something strange about the text at the bottom (underneath milliemes) which I can't put my finger on. The 'flow' of it doesn't look Arabic but more like Persian.
Title: Re: unknown Egypt (?) Token
Post by: translateltd on February 23, 2013, 09:20:42 AM
There's something strange about the text at the bottom (underneath milliemes) which I can't put my finger on. The 'flow' of it doesn't look Arabic but more like Persian.

I thought that too - though that doesn't tie in with the denomination in milliemes and piastres.  Quite odd.
Title: Re: unknown Egypt (?) Token
Post by: bagerap on February 23, 2013, 10:09:59 AM
There certainly were Persian enclaves within the Ottoman Empire. Could this be a holdover from those times? Persian is still encountered in modern day Azerbaijan for example.
Title: Re: unknown Egypt (?) Token
Post by: Afrasi on February 24, 2013, 10:51:55 PM
Thanks for your comments!
Title: Re: unknown Egypt (?) Token
Post by: Figleaf on June 24, 2019, 09:01:37 PM
Since we have new experts on board who read Arabic fluently, maybe this piece can be identified now?

Peter
Title: Re: unknown Egypt (?) Token
Post by: saro on October 08, 2019, 02:29:23 PM
I suggest a post to aws22 to confirm (or not...) my reading :
at top : "trial (project)qirsh (piaster")
center : "10 millimat"
at right (3 o'clock) : "resist" / at left (9 o'clock) : "solidarity"
at bottom : "to an evident independance shortly"

origin ? (Palestine ?) the other face could be useful...
Title: Re: unknown Egypt (?) Token
Post by: Afrasi on October 21, 2019, 10:04:05 AM
Thanks! The reverse is blank. At the Egyptian Tokens group it is actually shown as "جمعية القرش.10 مليم .1931" (translated in English: shark association 10 mm 1931).