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Offline Quant.Geek

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Cambodia: Khmer Kingdom of Angkor (802-1369) Lead Three-Unit (MACW-5272)

I will be posting several coins of these lead-type coins from Cambodia.  Whether they are actual money or gambling tokens remains to be seen.  Most publications refer back to Mitchiner's attribution to the Khmer Kingdom of Angkor.  Any, more recent, analysis is much appreciated...

Obv: Five-lobed flan with floral lotus design repeated five times around the central hole
Rev: as obverse



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Re: Cambodia: Khmer Kingdom of Angkor (802-1369) Lead Three-Unit (MACW-5272)
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2013, 09:33:37 PM »
Here is a slightly different version of the same type...



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Re: Cambodia: Khmer Kingdom of Angkor (802-1369) Lead Three-Unit (MACW-5272)
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2013, 08:17:55 PM »
In East Asia, the difference between money, opium weights and gambling tokens tends to be rather small.

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Re: Cambodia: Khmer Kingdom of Angkor (802-1369) Lead Three-Unit (MACW-5272)
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2013, 03:21:05 PM »
What a strange object! By the way, the first set of images seems to show the "obverse" twice. Though "obverse" makes no sense with these objects!

Certainly some unique pieces in any collection, I've gotta keep my eyes open!

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Re: Cambodia: Khmer Kingdom of Angkor (802-1369) Lead Three-Unit (MACW-5272)
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2013, 04:31:51 PM »
Weird looking isn't it, but unique in its own way.  You are correct that the obverse picture was duplicated inadvertently.  I'll fix that with a new picture as these are directly from the dealer (my pictures never come out this nice  :-\)

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