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Need Help Classifying 1795 Coin | Sardinia 5 soldi

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 Posted 02/21/2009  06:38 am Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add coincidence to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

Hello, I'm not a coin collector, so please excuse me if my coin is rather boring. I went to a coin shop to get some coins, since I'm a magician, and found this rather worn-out one here in a box of miscellaneous coins. Realising it being from 1795 it was interesting to me and brought it home. I spent some hours on the internet trying to find out what it was, but had no luck. Maybe any of you would like to help me with this?

Image: 1795coin-low.jpg
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The front side shows a bust facing right and the year 1975. The reverse side shows a standing figure, probably wearing a cloak. Only the lower part can be made out. There is a strong dent on both sides, it is actually the same dent, but since I rotated the reverse side about 180 degrees, putting the figure upright, the reverse side is upside down. The image at the bottom is a detail of the reverse side upper right, which I interpret to be "PAT" "PAL" or "PAI". On the bottom of the reverse side I think it says "SOL" which I assume makes some sense.
I'd be happy about any clues, this is quite exciting!

Thanks in advance,
Ben

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03/04/2009 03:36 am
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 Posted 02/21/2009  07:05 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DagonX to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hi and welcome!

I think that your coin might be 5 soldi from Sicily 1795 (C#51).

Obv. VIC.AMED.D.G.REX.SARD. Below, 1795
Bust right
Rev. S.MAURITIUS.PAT.TOT.DIT. In ex., SOL.5.
Mauritius with standard

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Edited by DagonX
02/21/2009 07:07 am
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 Posted 02/21/2009  09:02 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add coincidence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you so much for the quick reply, the researching and the welcome!!
Well, seems I didn't find a treasure there, but I'll treasure it anyway and find a nice place for it in my living room. :)
Thanks again, cheers.
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 Posted 03/04/2009  03:36 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Sap to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Just a minor correction to DagonX's post: the coin is from Sardinia, not Sicily.
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 Posted 03/04/2009  06:00 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add DagonX to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
Just a minor correction to DagonX's post: the coin is from Sardinia, not Sicily.


Oh yes, of course it is Sardinia I don't know why I wrote "Siciliy"
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