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tiny Seal of Solomon coin
« on: June 15, 2019, 09:52:41 PM »
This weighs a mere 0.63g and diameter varies from 7.2mm to 8.4mm, so average is 7.8mm.

I looked through a lot of Moroccan coins, the natural suspects, and did not find it. Not at all confident of the reverse alignment; depends whether one interprets it as a seated figure, a sigma, an M, or what. I saw some images that made me wonder if it could be Mameluke.


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Re: tiny Seal of Solomon coin
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2019, 12:10:57 AM »
Travancore 1 cash, 1847-1860

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Re: tiny Seal of Solomon coin
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2019, 03:44:40 AM »
Thanks, Alan. There must be fairly wide variation in the stylization of the deity figure, judging by the variations I saw in midsections.
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Re: tiny Seal of Solomon coin
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2019, 09:32:28 AM »
Yes, many variations. I just looked at the reverse and recognised the Seal and fired off the post.

Prompted by rereading your original post properly I notice that I misidentified it :-[

I think it is actually a later issue, struck c.1885-1895 (KM 34) with the much more 'stick figure' obverse, which is inverted in your image.

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Re: tiny Seal of Solomon coin
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2019, 05:20:40 PM »
Looking at it I believe you are quite right. Mine would appear to be the two dot variant, KM 31.1. Ah, well, I was only an ocean and a continent's full breadth away. :)
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