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Offline danutzola

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Unidentified item
« on: March 05, 2019, 02:58:26 PM »
hi all,

I have below coin/token and I don't know what is the period or if it has a value?
I found only some similar information about it Coin Auction - Medals & Tokens Jewish Community Tokens - SIGNIFICANT JUDAICA

thanks!

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Offline gpimper

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Re: Unidentified item
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2019, 04:42:31 AM »
Nice call, I was thinking Hungarian and just found it.
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Re: Unidentified item
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2019, 07:38:19 AM »
The Latin characters are indeed Magyar. The Hebrew letters read something like "ga'ava'alla". Any of those As could be another vowel, at least in theory. It is a very odd use of Hebrew as the L (lamed) is doubled; in modern Israeli Hebrew that is not the norm at all. Interesting find.
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Re: Unidentified item
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2019, 08:07:07 AM »
The Latin-script text reads Orth. Izr. Hitközség Kolozsvár, i.e. the Orthodox Jewish community of Kolozsvár (now Cluj in Romania).

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Re: Unidentified item
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2019, 03:35:29 PM »
Many thanks to all! Also, I live in Cluj 🤪

Ps: firstly I wanted to throw this coin/token because I was thinking that it is a gambling chip 🤪