Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by NeedHelpPlease, Jun 3, 2020.

  1. NeedHelpPlease

    NeedHelpPlease New Member

    Hi. My mom found this when she was a child. She was recently going through some things and came across it again. No one was ever able to tell her what it was and we’re not even sure it is a coin. Anyway, I figured this would be the best place to start to at least find out if it is a coin or not. Any help is greatly appreciated.


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  3. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Variety Collector

    Looks to be a button from a military coat.
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  4. YoloBagels

    YoloBagels Well-Known Member

    I agree with Paddy, it being a button was my first thought as well.
  5. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

    Is that both sides?
    or a duplicate of one side and rotated?
  6. NeedHelpPlease

    NeedHelpPlease New Member

    It is both sides.
  7. fretboard

    fretboard Defender of Old Coinage!

    Yes, looks like a very old foreign button. Maybe from Canada but that's just a guess as it looks a little bit French to me! ;)
  8. NeedHelpPlease

    NeedHelpPlease New Member

    Ok, thanks everyone for your input!
  9. Magnus87

    Magnus87 Supporter! Supporter

    If it’s a button, where is the button loop? Both sides look too clean to have had one removed. I wonder if it isn’t some sort of membership token from a fraternal organization. Is anybody here familiar with communion tokens? (Just a wild stab; I’m not.)
  10. gsimonel

    gsimonel Supporter! Supporter

    A two-sided button? I dunno. Could it have been a pendant? It looks like something might have broken off at about 10:00 in the 2nd photo.
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  11. trussell

    trussell Active Member

    The images look like some kind of tropical structure, like a house on stilts with plants growing underneath. Interesting.
  12. Sulla80

    Sulla80 one coin at a time Supporter

    An interesting looking object - I'd call it a trellis & vine motif. You might try somewhere like the National Button Society or a museum like the Smithsonian for expert help. Here's an Etruscan gold disc from 600 BC that also would be "of mysterious purpose" and somewhat button like.
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