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Offline jsalgado

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Please help to identify coin 4
« on: January 10, 2020, 11:22:58 PM »
weight  1,13 g  ;  11 mm  ; many thanks for your help


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Re: Please help to identify coin 4
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2020, 02:35:06 AM »
I my opinion this is a copy.

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Re: Please help to identify coin 4
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2020, 09:45:24 AM »
numisquare, many thanks for your oppinion.
Can you identify what the original coin of this copy is?
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Re: Please help to identify coin 4
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2020, 07:30:02 PM »
This is likely a copy of an Abbasid coin. An example is below. The exact ruler / date is not possible as the circular legends are illegible.

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Re: Please help to identify coin 4
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2020, 09:32:42 AM »
numisquare
Perfect, many thanks for your message.
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Re: Please help to identify coin 4
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2020, 10:23:34 AM »
Excellent, numisquare! The two pictures together make it glaringly obvious that the coin posted first is a crude copy. It looks like a relatively good sand cast to me. If so, that would be an indication that jsalgado's coin is a contemporary counterfeit. Sand casting is quite easy and requires few tools, but you need to copy the design by hand, which is all the more difficult if you have practiced writing the kalima, but the rest of the text is as clear as mud.

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