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Stunning little Bi-Metal But what is it?!  
 

 
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 Posted 02/13/2018  08:42 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add DJS0767 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi All. first post in my new hobby, can anyone shed some light on the origins of this coin? It's wafer thin btw. I think the cross might be Medieval British?
thanks in Advance,
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 Posted 02/13/2018  12:06 pm  Show Profile   Check TNG's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add TNG to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
and great pics but I know nothing about these. Someone will be along.
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 Posted 02/13/2018  2:00 pm  Show Profile   Check Crazyb0's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Crazyb0 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Ain't "bi-metal, just way pressure has made metal to form. It looks more like a seal than a coin. No indication of lettering of any kind, but then again neither are some early central Asian varieties. In style of very early Sassinid, but again, not. Don't know?
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 Posted 02/13/2018  2:47 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Petrus to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Can you tell something about the provenance?
And the weight?
The left picture should be rotated 180°

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@DJS0767, first welcome to CCF. Second, I agree with @crazyb0 that it is likely your coin has differential toning, but is actually only one metal alloy (most likely silver). To answer your specific question, I agree that this penny is most likely medieval British, Scottish, or Irish. All three regions had coins with that distinctive double cross on the rev during the 11th and 12th centuries. However, in looking through my copy of Spinks, I can't find an exact match for you. I'm going to recommend to the mods that your post be moved over to the ancients and medieval coin area so hopefully we can get some additional eyeballs on this and get you a better attribution.

Finally, I agree with @petrus that having some background could be useful. Was this a ground find for you or something that you bought/inherited?
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DJS0767, your topic was moved to the appropriate forum for the proper attention.
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Thanks to all who replied, The only background I have is that it was inherited from an avid coin collector.
I'll head over to the ancient and medieval forum and see if I can get any more info, cheers.
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Very interesting silver penny-like item. Late Byzantine?
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