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Offline bagerap

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Unknown copper dump?
« on: September 22, 2011, 08:23:44 PM »
This defies all attempts to photograph it but can just about be scanned:


10.9 gr, 17x17 mm square, 6 mm at the thickest point. The side shown on the right hand pic is convex.

I think I see maybe a trident on the left side pic. Other than that it's puzzled me for decades.
Is there a genius in the house?
Thanks for looking,
Bob

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Re: Unknown copper dump?
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2011, 11:35:41 PM »
I'm afraid this one will be too far gone for identification. My best guess is that it is the only piece left of a massala chocolate chip cookie that was offered to Alexander the Great by Porus after the battle of Hydaspes. Rumour has it that part of an Alexandrian tooth is still inside. It is mentioned, but not proven that Alexander invented yodeling on this occasion.

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