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Offline redwine

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French colonial Isoard token
« on: November 25, 2017, 04:11:08 PM »
(star radiating) / ISOARD / (butterfly)
(monogram in laurel wreath)
Copper
4.78g
23mm

Any ideas of its exact usage and where?  Many thanks ;D

For comparison
« Last Edit: November 27, 2017, 06:57:10 AM by redwine »
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Re: French colonial Isoard token
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2017, 11:46:13 PM »
A token of this type was stolen from me in 2013. See this thread It could have worsened in the intervening time, like a darker colour or pinholes, but it could not possibly have acquired additional detail.

What do you think? Are the two different specimen or not? All comments (the quicker the better) much appreciated.

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Re: French colonial Isoard token
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2017, 06:56:12 AM »
Here are the two coins together for comparison, sad to say I don't think they are the same coin.

Note the "I" is closer to the rim.
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Re: French colonial Isoard token
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2017, 06:59:45 AM »
Mal beat me to the comparison piccies by seconds.  Sorry, just got up.
I think the 'I' in ISOARD is different in detail and position.  And Peter's has a scratch at 6 o'clock on the reverse.
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Re: French colonial Isoard token
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2017, 10:39:47 PM »
The perimeter seem different between Peter's and Redwine's tokens. They do not have the same form.