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Re: Puzzling Houdé replica
« Reply #15 on: September 30, 2016, 02:27:23 PM »
In the order of the individual tokens on your page below the overview. In a hurry. Sorry.

  • As described
  • As described
  • As described
  • Likely an 8 reales (peso), Spanish colonial
  • As described
  • See above
  • Massachusetts State pine tree pattern penny.
  • Spain, 1 real, Valencia (NB "Spaanse Mat" refers to an 8 reales coin)
  • As described
  • Pegasus, Decadrachm of Sicily?
  • Provincial Roman coin in the name of Nero (ΝΕΡΩΝ ΚΑΙΣΑΡ ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟΣ), e.g. Antioch RPC 4189.
  • Tetradrachm of Antioch, ΑΝΤΙΟΧΙΟΝ ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΕΙΩΝ Tyche seated with river god Orontes swimming.
  • USA, pattern Mark 1783
  • Ptolemaic?
  • As? Rome, Judea capta RIC 1268 [Vesp]
  • Sommer islands (Bermuda), shilling (?) around 1616.
« Last Edit: September 30, 2016, 05:31:34 PM by Figleaf »
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Re: Puzzling Houdé replica
« Reply #16 on: September 30, 2016, 04:56:50 PM »
The last one, with the ship on, is a Sommers Island 'Hogg money' coin, from Bermuda, c.1615-16.

I think that the metal used is much more likely to be a zinc alloy rather than cupro-nickel.

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Re: Puzzling Houdé replica
« Reply #17 on: September 30, 2016, 05:36:16 PM »
List above adjusted. Thank you Manzikert.

Commercially, the series seems made for the US market (red book listed, classical and "biblical" coins), but with two weird exceptions: the two Dutch coins.

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Re: Puzzling Houdé replica
« Reply #18 on: July 17, 2018, 09:58:09 PM »
I recently found about 19 different coins of this type, would there be any interest for some one to buy or swop these  ?

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Re: Puzzling Houdé replica
« Reply #19 on: July 31, 2018, 09:06:49 PM »
I am now the proud owner of those 19. The Bar Kochba coin is not in the collection, but there are four other types not yet represented here, so we have a total of 20 now. That seems like a reasonable number for a complete set. I will post the "new" tokens here. The first one is easy. It is such an emblematic coin that it can be seen as a symbol of coin collecting. An Athenian tetradrachme, circa 480–420 BC with the attribute of Athena, the owl.

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Re: Puzzling Houdé replica
« Reply #20 on: July 31, 2018, 09:36:52 PM »
Next is a Spanish 8 reales colonial coin. I think it is the type of Potosí, 1659-1666 with the flower-like circle with lobes and points replaced by four circle segments. The other side would be of the pillars and PLVS VLTRA type.

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Re: Puzzling Houdé replica
« Reply #21 on: July 31, 2018, 09:47:29 PM »
Here is a charming Japanese one bu (ichi bu) of the tempo era (1837-1854), Cr 16.

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Re: Puzzling Houdé replica
« Reply #22 on: July 31, 2018, 09:53:41 PM »
In conclusion, here is one that baffles me. Sometimes I see a fish at 5 o'clock.

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Re: Puzzling Houdé replica
« Reply #23 on: July 31, 2018, 10:05:23 PM »
As a set, the theme doesn't jump out. There are 9 classical coins, of which three are "biblical", four early US coins, three Spanish coins, 2 Dutch coins, a Japanese coin and a ring. If we assume that the Spanish and Dutch coins circulated in the US, the theme could have been something like popular coin collecting areas in the US, but the Japanse coin and the ring remain outliers.

Peter
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Re: Puzzling Houdé replica
« Reply #24 on: November 07, 2020, 07:07:20 PM »
MMM i don't find this one somewhere

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Re: Puzzling Houdé replica
« Reply #25 on: November 08, 2020, 04:04:09 AM »
See reply #19 above. Nice 3D picture. Where did you pick up your token?

Peter
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Re: Puzzling Houdé replica
« Reply #26 on: November 08, 2020, 06:59:29 AM »
i don't collect tokens but this one was in a box of stamps so i'm selling it