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Most decidedly odd!
« on: December 24, 2015, 12:07:24 PM »
Scales, the reverse is eaten away?; copper approx. 30.7mm 6.4g
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Re: Most decidedly odd!
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2015, 01:11:36 PM »
I believe it is an electrotype(galvano)

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Re: Most decidedly odd!
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2015, 01:25:11 PM »
The word below is عدل (justice.) The type is late 18th or (more likely) early 17th century East India Company for Bombay, Mombasa or the Singapore/Malaysia/Indonesia area. What is the diameter of your piece?

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Re: Most decidedly odd!
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2015, 09:56:03 PM »
Yes electrotype seems right. its quite thin.

It measure 30.7mm the same size as an old British penny. I thought EIC but didn't find it in the Pridmore vol.2
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Re: Most decidedly odd!
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2015, 10:30:49 PM »
I was hoping for large size; it makes it a Bombay issue.

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Re: Most decidedly odd!
« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2015, 10:45:43 PM »
Thanks, it weighs 6.4g only half of the correct weight.
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Re: Most decidedly odd!
« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2015, 10:48:37 PM »
Are you sure one side isn't a join the dot puzzle?

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Re: Most decidedly odd!
« Reply #7 on: December 25, 2015, 08:25:33 AM »
Hey, a new picture of Malcolm!  :D