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Egypt 1/2 Millieme 1917 KM# 312
« on: September 25, 2009, 02:47:40 PM »
Egypt
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AH1333-1341 / 1914-1922AD
Hussein Kamil
As Sultan, AH1333-1336/1914-1917AD

Bronze 1/2 Millieme 1917AD / AH1333
3.3g 20mm
KM# 312

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Re: Egypt 1/2 Millieme 1917 KM# 312
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2009, 08:46:51 PM »
I can just make out the "HR" in your image.

Here it is a bit clearer - a picture I did a while ago as a likely addition for my website. I also did a picture of this side of the coin - but including that here may seem like repetition. More details can be found in a Numismatic Circular from 1964.

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Re: Egypt 1/2 Millieme 1917 KM# 312
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2009, 11:47:06 PM »
I guess you are referring to Fred Pridmore's article. Do you have it? My note say this type was produced in Calcutta. Where's that mark located? Is it for the designer?

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Re: Egypt 1/2 Millieme 1917 KM# 312
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2009, 12:27:43 AM »
I am indeed referring to Fred Pridmore's article, I do have it - but could not quite lay my hands on it when I tried to find it last week. "Calcutta" - cannot quite remember for sure - but maybe.

The mark is about close to two-thirds of the way from the centre, north-west-wards to the edge.... it does relate to the "designer" - I am not sure if Pridmore quite uses that word... well he possibly doesn't. The article can't be far away.

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Egypt 1/2 Millieme 1917 KM# 312.
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2009, 01:03:05 AM »
The mintmark is located at the bottom of the reverse.

By the looks of it,it is Heaton Mint's 'H' mintmark.

I do not class this series as being part of the British Commonwealth coinage series,as Egypt was never legally or constitutionally a part of the British Empire.

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Re: Egypt 1/2 Millieme 1917 KM# 312
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2009, 05:46:03 AM »
The mark is about close to two-thirds of the way from the centre, north-west-wards to the edge.... it does relate to the "designer" - I am not sure if Pridmore quite uses that word... well he possibly doesn't. The article can't be far away.

Now I can see it, clear as day (I had been hunting around the edges of the coin!)  It's on the bottom part of the N of HUSSEIN, for those who can trace the Arabic letters through their calligraphic maze.  (Alternatively, find the word AL-SULTAN at the bottom, then trace the long vertical of the T (looks a bit like a lower-case Roman "b") upwards.  Where it crosses the higher of the two N's is where the initials are.)

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« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2009, 05:54:17 AM »
Martin,
  Did you see the mintmark on the reverse of this coin?

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Re: Egypt 1/2 Millieme 1917 KM# 312
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2009, 12:29:46 AM »
It seems I should have said more here a week ago...

Per Pridmore - the 1/2 Millieme 1917.............

All were made in Calcutta, all are without mintmark, there is "HR" incuse on the Arabic "N" of "HUSSEIN"

Some of this has been mentioned already.

Thanks Mr Paul Baker