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Offline rtholen

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Who can tell me something about this coin?
« on: March 24, 2011, 10:48:43 PM »
Is there anyone who can tell me more about this coin?

Thanx for your opinions!


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Re: Who can tell me something about this coin?
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2011, 09:49:38 AM »
May I presume that the other side is blank? What is the diameter of the coin?

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Re: Who can tell me something about this coin?
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2011, 12:53:29 PM »
The diameter is 23 mm.

The reverse contains the same drawing with lines and dots.


 
 

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Re: Who can tell me something about this coin?
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2011, 03:10:55 PM »
I don't think this is a coin. The elements we have is (imitation) Arabic script or degenerated ancient design, looks like 19th century, Asia. My best guess is a "magic coin" or amulet, sold at a high price by wizards in all of South-east Asia for good luck or to ward off evil.

The pattern reminds me of the ancient Pyu (now Burma) coins. I had something in mind closer than the coin on the picture attached, but I can't find it.

Peter
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Re: Who can tell me something about this coin?
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2020, 05:03:44 PM »
Bumping up this old thread I found again looking for something else. If it weren't copper, this coin would remind me of a common Acheh pities. Shouldn't we look North of the Straits instead?

Peter
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