What is this coin?

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  1. Jacob Eisen

    Jacob Eisen New Member

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    What is this coin?
     
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  3. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Not a coin. A medal/medallion of some sort.
     
  4. Jacob Eisen

    Jacob Eisen New Member

    That's what I thought but I wasn't sure. Thanks for the help.
     
  5. Prez2

    Prez2 Well-Known Member

    Chinese something or other I'd imagine.
     
  6. Jacob Eisen

    Jacob Eisen New Member

    It looks more Thai but I am not sure.
     
  7. Parthicus

    Parthicus Well-Known Member

    It's a Thai Buddhist medal. It depicts the 18 Arhats (also known as the 18 Luhan or Luohan), who are early Buddhist monks who have attained Nirvana but remain on Earth as protectors of Buddhism, awaiting the coming of Maitreya. Each Arhat has specific attributes he is usually shown with, which you can see in the picture.
     
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  8. Chip Kirkpatrick

    Chip Kirkpatrick Well-Known Member

    A metal detecting buddy of mine found something very similar to that. Imagine the hole he had to dig to retrieve it....
     
  9. Spark1951

    Spark1951 Accomplishment, not activity

    ...now we’re getting closer to China (pun intended)...Spark
     
  10. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    Great guess. LOL
     
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