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Offline capnbirdseye

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tin alloy coin with Lion to identify
« on: July 10, 2018, 03:11:09 PM »
Not sure what this is, it's made of Tin, looks like a Lion on one side and a sword? on the other

5.03g,  20mm
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Re: tin alloy coin with Lion to identify
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2018, 10:34:09 PM »
The lion reminded me of the Burmese Chinthe, and on checking Robinson & Shaw's book on Burmese coins they have an almost identical piece (though they show the 'sword' with the point down) on p.43.

The weight and diameter (5 gm and 20 mm) are almost identical to your piece, but they only say:
'Whilst we are not absolutely certain it is from Burma, the metal indicates strongly that it comes from South Burma or the Malaya-Borneo region, and it is therefore quite likely that it was made in Pegu or Tenasserim.' They only seem to know of the one specimen.

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Re: tin alloy coin with Lion to identify
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2018, 10:41:07 PM »
Thank you Alan, there were two of these in the lot,I did consider it might be from Burma but found no clues, I'll do  a search based on the info you gave
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