Medal or Coin

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by 7Calbrey, Sep 18, 2019.

  1. 7Calbrey

    7Calbrey Well-Known Member

    With 60 mm. of diameter, the following coin must be interesting. I suspect it's a medal as well. The reverse is worn and shows possibly the base of an altar and a star above. That seems enigmatic to me, but I think it's likely to be ancient. I might buy it tomorrow. Glad to see any comment.
    Medalc O.JPG Medacoin R.JPG
     
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  3. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Not a coin.
     
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  4. 7Calbrey

    7Calbrey Well-Known Member

    Could it be ancient ?
     
  5. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    No.
    Most likely a fantasy piece of something or maybe a tourist token/medal from somewhere.
     
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  6. Plumbata

    Plumbata Well-Known Member

    It looks like it's made of zinc (not known in its metallic form to the Ancients) or some sort of "pot metal". I have no idea what the symbols are, but suspect that it is relatively modern. Zinc items can get corroded like that after only 30 years of burial, or even less time if buried in more reactive conditions. Save your money and wait for something genuinely awesome to show up! :)
     
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  7. gsimonel

    gsimonel Supporter! Supporter

    Definitely not ancient, but possibly antique, perhaps 50-200 years old. Looks like it's been buried for a while. How big is it?
     
  8. 7Calbrey

    7Calbrey Well-Known Member

    Just as I posted above the picture. Diameter : 60 mm.
     
  9. Ed Snible

    Ed Snible Well-Known Member

    One side seems to show a nested rhombus connected to six stars, a moon, and also to an altar or planet.

    The other side seems to show a structure and there is writing around it. I can’t identify the script. India? Indonesia? Not European.
     
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