Help IDing some coins.

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Norman Campbell, Oct 27, 2020.

  1. Norman Campbell

    Norman Campbell New Member

    Any help with the following coins would be much appreciated. Got them from an ebay lot and can't seem to find much about them. Thanks!

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  3. Bradley Trotter

    Bradley Trotter Well-Known Member

    Could you post individual images of both sides of your coins along with some measurements?
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  4. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Well-Known Member

    And post them FULL IMAGE. When you have uploaded the photo, two buttons appear, one for thumbnail and one for Full Image. It is easier to enlarge and view coins that way.
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  5. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    Well they aren’t Roman so I’m out of the running
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  6. Norman Campbell

    Norman Campbell New Member

    I'll upload better photos tomorrow when I can get some natural light. They are all roughly 2-3cm and very thin. Thanks for the help
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  7. Roerbakmix

    Roerbakmix Well-Known Member

    These are jetons, or ‘rechenpfennig’, roughly 16th -18th century. You should be able to ID them in this condition.
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  8. kevin McGonigal

    kevin McGonigal Well-Known Member

    Possibly repurposed as buttons. On 18th Century military regimental coats the large, facing buttons were fastened using one hole. I thick string or leather lace was tied in knots, first one end through the coin then the lace into the jacket and retied as a knot on the other side of the coat. Much less likely to come off in rough activities than if sewn on the way we do today.
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