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Re: Collection NORMATENSYL
« Reply #15 on: September 13, 2013, 06:32:50 AM »
DIRHAM D'ARGENT DE BAGDAD 4.92g / 24mm
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Re: Collection NORMATENSYL
« Reply #16 on: September 13, 2013, 06:33:20 AM »
PENNY DE LA PAIX 3.11g / 18mm
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Re: Collection NORMATENSYL
« Reply #17 on: September 13, 2013, 06:33:59 AM »
DRACHME D'ALEXANDRE LE GRAND 3.93g / 16mm
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Re: Collection NORMATENSYL
« Reply #18 on: September 13, 2013, 12:28:59 PM »
Although it does have the wrong letter ( M in NEPΩN ).
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Re: Collection NORMATENSYL
« Reply #19 on: September 13, 2013, 12:37:33 PM »
Indeed, virtually the same but probably different metal.
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Re: Collection NORMATENSYL
« Reply #20 on: September 13, 2013, 12:41:15 PM »
I believe it is a Normatensyl piece but I would prefer a hammered expert took a gander.

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Re: Collection NORMATENSYL
« Reply #21 on: September 13, 2013, 07:19:46 PM »
I've let the seller know................

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The piece sold for 33,53 EUR  ::)
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Re: Collection NORMATENSYL
« Reply #22 on: September 13, 2013, 07:26:04 PM »
Noted. From now on, he's caveat emptor. Thank you.

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Re: Collection NORMATENSYL
« Reply #23 on: September 23, 2013, 06:32:48 PM »
Here's the original mailshot sent to Doctor's in the UK for Nicholas Labs (November 1965.)
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Re: Collection NORMATENSYL
« Reply #24 on: December 03, 2013, 07:52:06 PM »
None of the four is silver. The Jewish coin is marked 19…19. The Spanish coin has a garbled legend. They came in a very large lot. Great educational value.

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Re: Collection NORMATENSYL
« Reply #25 on: December 03, 2013, 08:09:43 PM »
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Re: Collection NORMATENSYL
« Reply #26 on: December 03, 2013, 08:14:35 PM »
Three even! Thank you, andyg.

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Re: Collection NORMATENSYL
« Reply #27 on: December 03, 2013, 11:10:17 PM »
Here is the information given by Rogers in Toy Coins, this refers to the Nicholas Product POLYCROL but the French variety for NORMATENSYL appears to be the same.

Section 77 a.  Drug company advertising replicas
These were made about 1965 for an advertising campaign. They were produced for Nicholas Laboratories and were sent to General Practitioners as part of the promotion of a new antacid called Polycrol. Each replica was accompanied by literature which ran:
"If you had been court physcian to William the Conqueror (Haroun al Raschid, Nero, etc.)......"
and each was in a pocket that was labelled "Exact replica of..." They are not exact enough to deceive anyone who knew the metal and feel of the original issues, but they did appear regularly in the hands of people who thought that they were genuine and were occasionally even exhibited in small museums. The design had not been altered like the Wembly pennies, section 57. The finish is now only superficially similar to the original metal but may have been more convincing initially. However the weight and the thickness should have been identifiably wrong. These features cannot be illustrated in a catalogue and may explain why unmarked replicas confuse the inexperienced. [Wledig and Teasdale] There are anecdotal reports of some of these being sold at auction, or by dealers, which I cannot confirm. They are direct copies and have no mark to indicate that they are replicas. If the marked replicas can be confused, it is possible these unmarked pieces may have been mistaken as genuine.

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Re: Collection NORMATENSYL
« Reply #28 on: December 03, 2013, 11:57:24 PM »
Rogers is quite right. They are obvious fakes as long as you have handled similar real silver coins. The colour is wrong and they look wrong even before you touch them. I can imagine laymen getting confused over them, but then again, I once took a pretty brilliant Mercurey for a Haut Médoc and nobody laughed. ;)

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Re: Collection NORMATENSYL
« Reply #29 on: December 06, 2013, 01:54:23 AM »
See the reference [Wledig and Teasdale]  ...the name BTW should be Teasdill. SCMB August 1968



This is the original article. The replica doubloons from Scarborough are also shown below along with the other coins mentioned in the footnote.

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