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for all you obscure places folk

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island of sultana :D

and a few normal places

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1781 Bengal 1/2 anna

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Island of Sumatra. Interesting piece, Scott.

Not a coin but a token.The country names, dates and denominations are all fictitious. Singapore traders had them made in Birmingham for the same reason that English traders did; a shortage of small copper coinage.. I know of 15-18 varieties. There may be more. Your example is, sadly, one of the most commonly faked. I'd need to see it in hand, but I don't fancy its chances.

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yes I know about that, fakes? given I got it for a few quid i'm not bothered either way, but given it seems to have been brought in with various other Indian stuff and 18/19th century copper.

 

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Monaco

Ludovico I Grimaldi (1662-1701).

Luigino 1665

Draped bust l. R/ Crowned arms.

CNI 20; Cammarano 268

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A lovely toned peseta from home. Cayón 17614, 1900 Madrid SMV 18*00 very easy year.
For your reference it's roughly the same size as a shilling.

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5 pesetas. Cayón 17647, 1898 Madrid SGV 18*98
Bad knock at 12 o'clock which helped me getting it at a very, very satisfying price.

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12 hours ago, Leo said:

They're lovely

Thanks Leo. I got them as I loved the design and the toning on them all. I know they are all common dates and mint marks but they have great eye appeal.

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First time posting in this section but have started picking up a few nice foreign pieces. Nothing rare just a few nice represenations. Here are the first 2 which cost me very little

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The second

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5 pesetas. Cayón 17503, 1875 Madrid DEM 18*75

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not recent, recent.. but newst uploaded

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Bolvian 1/2 Real

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and a Colonal

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couple of Denga

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Denga money Scott, I used to get that.....

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Still do, quite a few rare variaties. I prefer the big stuff but those can get expensive.

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Cyprus

Famagosta

Genoese domination , probably during the St. George bank rule 

Mid. XV Century. 

Carzia 

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What represents the construction in the obverse (as in your avatar)?

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On 2/6/2017 at 0:44 AM, Leo said:

What represents the construction in the obverse (as in your avatar)?

interesting question :) .. it is the genoese gateway ... there are many theories about it .. My preferite is that it is a symbolic rappresentation of the city of Genoa itself . The medieval name of the city was infact IANUA that in latin means door or gateway. Genoa at the time was probably the most important mediterranean commercial port and the majority of goods destined to the today North Italy , Swiss and South  Germany passed through it, so it was a sort of geteway to the central Europe.

This Construction can be found on the first and almost all the genoese  coins struck from the 1139 to the 1638 , including also many of the coins struck in his colonies. The gateway became a sign of quality and for that reason it was maintened for a quite long period, but was reproduced on many coins of others country in slightly different ways as for example on the Crusaders states coins.

Here some examples of genoese coins reproducing the gateway

 

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That is very interesting. It is a very abstract symbol alright, specially on the last example.

Fascinating history that of Genoa and Venice!

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got these + 2 Elizabeth II's (50% silver still) for very little, these 2 are hard dates, the 1914 is worth more then i spent alone.

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Denga, 1731 overstrike over a Peter Kopek

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1764 2 kopek

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1778 5 Kopek... high grade as well.. big lump of copper

 

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Is the last one bigger than a cartwheel 2d?

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1 hour ago, Leo said:

Is the last one bigger than a cartwheel 2d?

43mm and about 50g copper.

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