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Offline africancoins

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German ?
« on: October 11, 2020, 09:41:45 PM »
Can anyone one place this token ?

The main legend is "PION. KANT. TS", there is also what must be the denomination "5" on each side. Brass, 23mm by 20mm.

German ?

Pioneer's Canteen ?

Military ?

Thanks Mr Paul Baker

Offline FosseWay

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Re: German ?
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2020, 10:07:40 PM »
I'd like to know what this is too, since I have something similar, denomination 10. Six-sided brass, 20.2 mm, 2.86 g.

I also guessed something from the Germanosphere, potentially from German East Africa or German SW Africa, but these tokens are not described by Menzel.

I guess Dutch/Dutch colonies is also a possibility.

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Re: German ?
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2020, 11:02:59 PM »
I think these are German although they are not listed in the Menzel Katlaog (2018 ed.) Pioniere is a regular name for a German army unit. infact there are other canteen tokens for Pioniere listed. The date of issue would be 1871 - 1916. Colonial tokens are also listed by Menzel, which is a Catalog of German Language tokens.

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Re: German ?
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2020, 11:33:10 PM »
Speculation only, but I think TS stands for the former Prinz Eugen pioneer barracks on Wasserburger Straße in Traunstein.

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