Egypt 10 millimes military canteen token

Started by Henk, March 02, 2024, 04:59:02 PM

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Henk

Specifications are: Brass, 23 mm

Inscriptions in arabic. Probably from Eypt. Denomination is 10 millimes
On the obverse I read (top) Canteen? the rest is even less clear to me

Please your help with identification!

Figleaf

Tried this one on Google translate. The software couldn't even read the numbers. All I can add is that left picture, end of central line is the figure 4.

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

Henk

This what I made of the arabic: كــنــتــيــن ك ٤    ثـ ـاـه
Google translate gives this: Two canteens like 4 tha

Puzzling

Figleaf

A PM to the amazing aws22 is highly likely to advance our quest. :)

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

aws22

Thank you Peter.
Dear Henk, your token:
This is an Egyptian military token, value 10 Millimes, Brass.
Left photo:
كنتين  , Canteen (a restaurant provided by an organization such as a military camp, college, factory, or company for its soldiers, students, staff, etc.)
ك ٤  , K4
مشاة  , Mashat (referring to Infantry class (the army))
Right photo:
مليمات  , Millimes (referring to Egyptian money value)
١٠  , 10
Similar to Numista N#179657

Maythem
Coin collecting has a curious name. It is also called the "Hobby of Kings".

Henk

Many thanks for reading my token and the attribution. Also thanks for the reference to Numista. Numista has a nice and extensive listing of Egypt tokens. See: https://en.numista.com/catalogue/egypte-exonumia-1.html. Worth checking out!

Figleaf

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