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Strange Looking Coins/Tokens! Any Ideas?

 
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 Posted 01/18/2022  3:51 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add pat44 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Greetings all,

I haven't been here for quiet a while, hope everyone is ok :)

What do you think of these very strange looking coins/tokens?

The first looks to be made of 22 carat gold:
2.5cm(about)
4.9g
1mm thick(about)

The second is made of bronze:
3.5cm(about)
25.1g


What do you guys think?












Edited by pat44
01/19/2022 05:12 am
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 Posted 01/18/2022  4:50 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Sap to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The script on both appears to be Celtiberian (pre-Roman Spain). Other than that, I don't really know what they're supposed to be.
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 Posted 01/18/2022  5:41 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add january1may to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
How did you acquire those objects? The first item in particular looks very suspicious in a "probably made by some modern joker" way, but the other two don't trip the same flags as much.

Never seen anything remotely similar but I'm not familiar with Celtiberian stuff in the first place.
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 Posted 01/18/2022  8:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Anyone else find it odd that all of the design features on these pieces are incuse, either scratched or punched? My vote is that the two gold-colored ones are of modern origin and the bronze one is a slick from the Byzantine empire that someone has counterpunched to make it more interesteing.

Or maybe I am just being cynical this evening?
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 Posted 01/18/2022  8:14 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add tdziemia to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Anyone else find it odd that all of the design features on these pieces are incuse


Absolutely agree.
The first one is trying to be a Carolingian temple denier on one side. The other side looks like gobbeldygook. Not aware that design was used on anything gold (which I suspect may turn out to be brass).
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 Posted 01/19/2022  05:16 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add pat44 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very interesting, thank you all for your help!
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 Posted 01/19/2022  05:46 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add january1may to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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and the bronze one is a slick from the Byzantine empire that someone has counterpunched to make it more interesteing
...hadn't thought of this option but it would explain a lot.
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 Posted 01/19/2022  11:23 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add pat44 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
january1may, someone asked my opinion about them, I do not own them.
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