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The hand on coins: Religion and mysticism
« on: December 31, 2011, 10:41:56 AM »
Here is the hand of God, on a 12c coin (bracteate) from Salzwedel.  Heinrich von Gardelegen, 1184-1192.


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Re: The hand on coins: Religion and mysticism
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2012, 02:11:05 AM »
In 1964, Algeria issued a series of coins featuring the hand of Fatima, an well-known symbol of protection against evil in Islamic countries. Here is the lowest denomination of the series.

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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: The hand on coins: Religion and mysticism
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2012, 01:56:10 PM »
Equatorial Guinea, 100 pesetas, 1970.
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Re: The hand on coins: Religion and mysticism
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2014, 02:22:09 PM »
Nepal, 5 paisa,  VS 2014 = AD 1957.   The hand of Buddha.
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Re: The hand on coins: Religion and mysticism
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2014, 09:29:14 PM »
Israel, 5 lirot, 1972.  Hanukkah lamps. 

Who can explain the significance of the hands?

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Re: The hand on coins: Religion and mysticism
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2014, 05:08:04 AM »
Israel, 5 lirot, 1972.  Hanukkah lamps. 

Who can explain the significance of the hands?

In Middle Eastern symbols displaying palm (HAMSA) is a sign agains an evil eye. Here is the link for some reading http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamsa