Unknown coin

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Joejoe1978, Jan 26, 2022.

  1. Joejoe1978

    Joejoe1978 New Member

    Someone brought this ring by today and it has this small coin inside of it but I have no idea what it is. Thought someone on here might know.

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  3. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    The obverse looks familiar,very old russian copper possibly?.
  4. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

    Last edited: Jan 27, 2022
  5. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Supporter! Supporter

    Need better (in focus) photos.
  6. charley

    charley Well-Known Member

    I saw it in the Conan movie.....
  7. dltsrq

    dltsrq Grumpy Old Man

    Yes, a Judaean "widow's mite" (bronze prutah of John Hyrcanus, 1st century BC). Looks genuine. Not rare but popular because of the biblical connection.
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  8. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster Member of the ANA since 1982

    Only missed by a 15+ centuries :facepalm: :D
  9. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    That makes me laugh!
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