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 Posted 12/09/2022  8:40 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add silvering to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
This is an insert from a broken estate find ring. It has been chopped down for that purpose. I think it was a coin, but I have no clue what it is. Hope for help Identifying.


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 Posted 12/09/2022  9:04 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Sap to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It was indeed from a coin - French. Your can just see the beginnings and endings of the words "Republique" and "Francaise".

I can't ID which coin it was borrowed from.
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 Posted 12/09/2022  9:07 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@sil, with that bust, it is for sure French. Based on the partial inscription to the right MORLO, I'm pretty sure it is from the 1930s or 1940s. See this link to a 50 Centimes for comparison. Any chance of you showing us a picture of the other side? Thx.

https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces890.html
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Thanks for the help! The elder in this estate was in Europe during WW II.
The reverse is ground so no help.

I will keep searching and hope others will.
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Spence has found it. It will be an aluminium-bronze coin, either the 50 centimes, 1 franc or 2 francs from the 1930s (pre-WWII), depending on size.

These coins were withdrawn by the Vichy regime once France surrendered to the Nazis. This may in turn mean that the ring itself was perhaps originally made as some kind of membership ring for an anti-Nazi Resistance cell during the War.
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These coins were withdrawn by the Vichy regime once France surrendered to the Nazis. This may in turn mean that the ring itself was perhaps originally made as some kind of membership ring for an anti-Nazi Resistance cell during the War.


Now THIS is interesting! Thank you for the thought.
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 Posted 12/10/2022  10:43 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add silvering to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Spence, Thanks for locating the coin and taking interest.
Sap, Thanks for the very interesting info.
As the pic. of the ring shows it is broken. Appears to be bronze, no inscription, with a V design on each side. I'll have to show it to our local jeweler to see if it can be repaired.



I'll try to research the info and hope others, if interested, will do the same.
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