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Who can identify the fruit on these coins?

Started by <k>, September 26, 2023, 11:01:08 AM

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Quote from: Figleaf on March 20, 2024, 11:18:30 AMMy wife, who is a great cook :perfect: , believes the shape below the grapes could be a peach. She quotes the 1 livre as evidence. All the fruit on that coin occurs on the 5 livres also and the peach is much clearer.

Peach.jpg

A peach, lying sideways. Could be.
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Lebanon 1 livre 1968.jpg

Lebanon, 1 pound, 1968.



Quote from: Figleaf on March 20, 2024, 11:18:30 AMMy wife believes the shape below the grapes could be a peach. She quotes the 1 livre as evidence. All the fruit on that coin occurs on the 5 livres also and the peach is much clearer.

The old documentation that I found for the 1 livre of 1968 says "oranges, grapes, and an apple."

Certain fruit types tend to look similar on coin designs, of course.
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Figleaf

Encouraged by your enthusiasm, she has identified the fruit above the mini-cucumbers as loquat (akedene).

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

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Quote from: Figleaf on March 20, 2024, 11:46:23 AMEncouraged by your enthusiasm, she has identified the fruit above the mini-cucumbers as loquat (akedene).



"Loqat - the fruit above the mini-cucumbers" - is that the fruit to the left or the right?



Loqat.jpg

Loqat.
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Figleaf

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

<k>

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São Tomé e Príncipe, 2000 dobras, 1997.


A tropical fruit forum member has told me:

The one on the left is unmistakeably a breadfruit, the leaf is even accurately drawn.

So that matches what THCoins told me. I'll take that as a consensus now for "number 1" on my image. Breadfruit it is!
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