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  1. JayAg47

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  3. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    It does, its different.....
     
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  4. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

    Didn’t your Mother tell you to SPIT THAT OUT ?!?!
     
  5. Bradley Trotter

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  6. UncleScroge

    UncleScroge Well-Known Member

    Considering it's "rare", $25 seems pretty cheap!
     
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    Ignoramus Maximus Nomen non est omen.

  8. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter Basileus Megalos

    Weird is all I can say.
     
  9. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    Interesting, when you get more information on it please repost it, I'd like to know. Thanks for posting such an unusual item, good luck
     
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  10. sand

    sand Member

    I wonder if it's like an Aes Rude, a crude lump of metal, meant to be money. Or maybe it's just a very corroded coin. I Googled the following, but I didn't find anything, that looked like that : Panchala Kingdom Dhruvamitra Karshapana
     
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  11. JayAg47

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  12. sand

    sand Member

    Or maybe it's both : a crude lump of metal, like an Aes Rude, and also highly corroded. I have no idea.
     
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  13. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    If it was like 3x bigger I’d totally get it as a display mineral sample
     
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  14. ambr0zie

    ambr0zie Dacian Taraboste

    Nope, this is definitely not my next purchase.
     
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  15. Hamilcar Barca

    Hamilcar Barca Well-Known Member

    When the Arizona Diamondbacks won the World Series in 2001 someone paid $10,000 for gum Luis Gonzales had chewed.
     
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    Mike Thornton Learning something everyday.

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  17. dltsrq

    dltsrq Grumpy Old Man

    I think it might be a moldy raisin.
     
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  18. sand

    sand Member

    I can't imagine, how the vcoins dealer, attributed that thing. But maybe they noticed something that I didn't. It seems to have a vaguely coin-like shape, because it's somewhat flattened, and sort of round, in a way. It looks like, it may have been in the ocean. It looks like it has encrustations from sea life, with those concentric rings. Or maybe the rings have been eaten into the copper, by sea creatures, like barnacles or coral.
     
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  19. JayAg47

    JayAg47 Well-Known Member

    My guess is that this blob of metal came along with a hoard of other such coins!
     
  20. sand

    sand Member

    Or maybe the concentric rings, are where sea creatures like barnacles or coral were attached. The coin may have been protected from corrosion by the sea water, in the places where sea creatures were attached. This would explain, why the concentric circles seem to be higher, than the rest of the coin. As the sea creatures grew, they may have protected larger and larger areas of the coin, which may explain the concentric rings. All of this, is just my wild speculations and theories.
     
  21. Clavdivs

    Clavdivs Supporter! Supporter

    It's actually kind of cool and interesting... So - who is going to spend $25 on it? Its had more conversation/speculation than many coins @10X the value. I suggest shipping directly to NGC for slabbing:

    Strike 5/5, Surface 0/5
    Fine Style
     
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