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What Are These Lumps On 8 Reales Cob

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 Posted 01/09/2019  05:13 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add bogdanjovi to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I just got this piece of eight. It looks like real to me, having some clear clues that it is a struck coin. Still, there are some small lumps on one side that I do not understand.
Does anyone have any idea or a different opinion about authenticity?
Thank you!

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 Posted 01/09/2019  4:53 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Sap to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Whenever I see "strange marks" or "lumps" on a coin, and there are two of them on opposite sides of the coin (or one mark, in the exact centre of the coin), the general assumption I would make is that they are "mount marks": at one point, someone turned this coin into a piece of jewellery - perhaps a brooch-style pin.
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