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Offline BACTRIANUMIS

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Islamic coin_copy?
« on: August 09, 2014, 09:43:04 PM »
The coin is easy to bend by fingers ???..most certainly a copy made of lead or smth...weight is 6.23 g

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Re: Islamic coin_copy?
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2014, 10:10:44 AM »
Yes, a copy of a decorative copy rupee of Akbar :
"zarb Agra yr 50 Ilahi amardad / abu al-muzaffar  (daur ?) + fantaisist name badshah
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Re: Islamic coin_copy?
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2014, 11:52:15 AM »
Though lead can be bent easily, its oxide is grey and powdery. It looks more like silvered (white) brass (yellow).

Peter
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Re: Islamic coin_copy?
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2014, 03:01:01 PM »
Though lead can be bent easily, its oxide is grey and powdery. It looks more like silvered (white) brass (yellow).

Peter

It doesn't look like Lead to me either, might be Spelter which is easily melted for casting but is silvery & harder than Lead
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