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 Posted 02/21/2012  06:52 am Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add MikeG to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

Another coin from the box I found.

18.5mm in diameter and looks like brass; but incredibly thin (thickness of a thick piece of paper) and weighs 0.7gram. Don't think it's gold as it's quite dirty.

I can't get the date yet as I don't know the country and understand that different Islamic countries use different systems.

Thanks in advance,

Mike.


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 Posted 02/21/2012  08:08 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add mcs to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I think this coin is a Turkish, 1808 1/2 CEDID MAHMUDIYE, (ARABIC datre AH1223) KM# 644

Most were struck with a low content gold with no set composition, so they do look 'brassy' however numerous brass and base metal copies exist for this series.
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 Posted 02/21/2012  09:26 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add MikeG to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Many thanks for the information mcs; there are so many Islamic coins about that it's sometimes difficult to identify them.
Mike.
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 Posted 02/21/2012  12:14 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add svslav to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This is a "belly dancers' costume" imitation Ottoman coin. The tip off is the regnal year, 78. Neither Mahmud nor any other sultan has ruled this long. As for the content, I wouldn't expect any gold in it at all.
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 Posted 02/21/2012  12:25 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add MikeG to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks svslav; that would account for the hole in the coin then. I think I remember seeing pictures of belly dancers with strings of these around the waist.
Mike.
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 Posted 06/15/2012  04:23 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add emilu2 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
i have that coin,is a 1/2 cedid km644,weight 0.9gr 20mm diameter and is gold 18k (0.750) checked,Mike I suggest you to check that coin,i think is not a imitation
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 Posted 06/15/2012  07:18 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add MikeG to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks emilu2; I'll check it out.
Mike.
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 Posted 06/15/2012  12:52 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add MikeG to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Update.
Definitely not Gold. Did a test with the stone and 14ct acid. Dissolved in less than a second.
It's been mentioned that there were many fake ones around so probably one of those.
Mike.
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 Posted 06/15/2012  1:08 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add svslav to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I wouldn't exactly call it a fake. As I pointed out earlier the regnal date is extremely bogus, so it was not intended to full people (who know). It just serves different purposes.
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 Posted 11/06/2013  10:29 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Nephthys to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
hey, a friend of mine has a similar coin, but it's much clumsier. Is is some kind of replica?


oh. now I see it, 78.

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11/06/2013 10:41 am
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 Posted 11/06/2013  11:43 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Sap to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yes, this is another "coin" in the same category, a jewellery replica.
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