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Offline capnbirdseye

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Siamese /Chinese Tin alloy gambling token
« on: July 10, 2018, 09:37:06 PM »
No ideas for this one, can't make out which way up either  ???

I'm not sure of the metal, could be a Tin/Lead alloy I think


4.08g, 20mm
« Last Edit: July 12, 2018, 06:33:08 PM by capnbirdseye »
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Re: Strange Lead/Tin coin, Oriental? Islamic?
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2018, 06:28:11 PM »
Identified on zeno as: SOUTHEAST ASIA Trade tokens Chinese Communities
  Ayutthaya Gambling tokens, used in Chinese hongs (gambling houses) in Siam in the early Bangkok period (approx.1786 - 1821).
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Re: Siamese /Chinese Tin alloy gambling token
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2018, 09:57:35 PM »
Classy id. Highly interesting token. TFP.

Peter
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Re: Siamese /Chinese Tin alloy gambling token
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2018, 09:40:43 AM »
Yes, now you say Chinese I can see the characters on both sides: before that it was just random lines! Very interesting item.

Alan