Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by tommyc03, Nov 27, 2021.
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Very interesting,my guess is possibly aztec don't think its a coin.What kind of a gold test?really don't know if it was made a long time ago or a modern 5 year olds project.
He was not specific but said it tested between 14K & 18 K. I think he's a novice at testing and maybe has a test kit. It was found in a local park in Great Barrington, Ma. He has recovered some very old stuff in this park though. A French military button, Indian Head cents, etc. This area around certainly has it's history. George Washington encamped only 5 or so miles from me in New Marlborough at one point. (Not to be confused with "Marlboro", Ma. )
You might get better answers if you take another pic of the entire object along side a measuring device.
Whatever it is, t'was a really nice detector find.
This was all he posted on FB. I'll see what I can do and thanks.
I'm a little hesitant to post the same item twice, I know people get a bit miffed when this happens. I'm not certain it's a coin though, being only one sided. If the mods think this might be better, then by all means please do this. @lordmarcovan
Repost it in Ancients. No harm, no foul
Others have said it doesn't look like a coin, although the clasp looks to be attached after the coin was minted. Better pictures would be helpful.
No matter what though, certainly a nice, valuable find.
Indian gold pagodas, but I don’t know enough about any of that to be helpful.
I get it but you don’t do it all the time so I wouldn’t hesitate to do so.
Could be, but I suffer the same problem you have of not knowing enough. Before I even read your post my first thought was maybe it's an Indian temple token.
When did gold start to be mixed with other alloys? If it's 14K & 18K then that would mean it's not pure gold, yes? From what I know, pure gold is 24K. So if this piece is 14K & 18K, it would mean then that it was created sometime after the start of other alloys being mixed in with the gold.
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