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Offline CameronK

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Morocco Falus ID Help
« on: August 30, 2018, 02:18:46 AM »
Can someone offer an opinion here please? I see various descriptions of this coin in catalogs as either a 3 falus or 4 falus coin. It's 28mm across at its full diameter, and 9.5g in weight.

Thank you in advance for your opinions!

Offline Figleaf

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Re: Morocco Falus ID Help
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2018, 10:36:33 PM »
Don't know where you found a denomination 3 falus. The weight standard of those days are:

1 falus - 2.88 gram
2 falus - 5.77 gram
4 falus - 11.54 gram

Your coin is somewhat leprous, parts have fallen off, so 9.5 gram is acceptable for a 4 falus.

A 3 falus would theoretically have been something like 8.65 gram, had it existed. Whoever called it a 3 falus might have been confused by light weight imitations made to be worn on clothes. Or it could be a typo.

Incidentally, mint is Fes.

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

Offline CameronK

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Re: Morocco Falus ID Help
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2018, 02:40:11 AM »
Thank you for the assist. My 3 Falus ID came from the Krause 19th Century Edition, 1801-1900, first edition (1996). But I saw 4 Falus elsewhere, so I appreciate the assist!