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Mystery Islamic? Coin

 
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 Posted 05/12/2017  4:57 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add svnhson to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Afternoon all!

I was picking through a tray of mainly Byzantine uncleaned coins at a local coin store (I found a few nice ones, including a desert patina Arcadius ae4) and noticed this strange item:





I'd never seen anything like it before. The dealer thought it might be Arab-Byzantine, but it seems awfully stylized if that's the case. Any ideas? Thanks as always for any help you can provide!
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 Posted 05/12/2017  6:51 pm  Show Profile   Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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Is that a Temple/ Altar on the 1st picture
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 Posted 05/12/2017  7:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Finn235 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
First pic reminds me of the hammered 1/2 rupee coins from Bhutan:

https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces54202.html

Size and weight?
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 Posted 05/12/2017  10:49 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add svnhson to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Unfortunately, I didn't buy it so I don't have an exact weight, but I do own one of the hammered rupees (great name for a band) in question and the mystery object is much thinner (it's about the thickness of a medieval European coin), somewhat smaller (especially without the "flanges") and is bronze, not copper.
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 Posted 05/16/2017  4:17 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add svnhson to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The diameter is 15 mm. Don't have mass but it is almost paper-thin
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