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Offline Globetrotter

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Unidentified piece of metal with a square hole?
« on: November 08, 2017, 11:27:25 AM »
Hi,

this is a copy from a numista thread https://en.numista.com/forum/topic64175.html#p521788

However, one item which I have not been able to identify is the attached. It is about 27mm in diameter, and looks as though it's made of brass, with a squarish hole. It is similar in style to some of the Chinese coins, but the patterns are not Chinese characters.
Is it a coin, a token or something else entirely?


I have tried to improve the images, but I'm also stuck!

Please can anybody help?

Ole
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If you're interested in coin variants please find some English documentation here:
https://sites.google.com/site/coinvarietiescollection/home
and in French on Michel's site (the presentations are not the same):
http://monnaiesetvarietes.esy.es/

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Re: Unidentified piece of metal with a square hole?
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2017, 12:16:46 PM »
Enhanced and enlarged a little.
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Re: Unidentified piece of metal with a square hole?
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2017, 01:19:59 PM »
Asian charm, often called "temple token", an amulet to be worn around the neck or part of a decoration suspended in the house to ward off evil spirits.

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.