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Offline bagerap

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I believe that this is a token
« on: December 14, 2020, 11:36:32 PM »
Very little information, image taken from seller's images, thought to be around 28 mm.

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Re: I believe that this is a token
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2020, 08:41:02 AM »
It looks like مراحب فهد "Maraheb Fahd", which may be a personal name.

Offline Figleaf

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Re: I believe that this is a token
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2020, 11:13:05 AM »
The boat is an abstracted rendition of a dhow, a fisherman or coastal trader (more likely, due to the second mast) from the Arab peninsula area. As a symbol, it stands for food, fish and wealth.

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Re: I believe that this is a token
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2020, 11:31:56 PM »
It has been pointed out to me that the dhow is identical to the one used on Kuwaiti coins.

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Re: I believe that this is a token
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2020, 10:16:12 AM »
Not identical, but the same type of ship. I suggest that you PM saro or aws22.

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Re: I believe that this is a token
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2020, 11:48:37 AM »
Looks like a wedding token to me.

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Re: I believe that this is a token
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2020, 08:56:43 AM »
Looks like a wedding token to me.
me too...
"مراحب و فهد / Maraheb wa Fahd "  (as translated by FosseWay )  are arabic firstnames (girl & boy) and the central "  wa" could well fit for spouses. According to the ship symbol, one can imagine everything : Fahd is a (kuwaiti ?) sailor,  a fisherman or... a sea lover
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Re: I believe that this is a token
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2020, 09:08:56 AM »
In view of the price of the token, I would prefer ship owner, wholesale fish dealer or merchant  :)

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Re: I believe that this is a token
« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2020, 09:37:45 AM »
I thought it was a brass token  ::) if in gold, sure it was at least a kuwaiti yacht owner !!
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Re: I believe that this is a token
« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2020, 09:47:03 AM »
I wasn't thinking about the metal, but about production cost. Cutting graphics is more expensive than cutting plain text, the token was made with machinery and the reeded edge says the person who ordered them wasn't out to save money.

Peter
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