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 Posted 07/21/2019  06:26 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Emmaw73 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
This necklace was my dads but I cant seem to identify what the coin is? any help would be appreciated!
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 Posted 07/21/2019  06:53 am  Show Profile   Check louisvillekyshop's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add louisvillekyshop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
OK, the person who set the piece did not place that as an "E" so Byzantine is out. Then if this is a classic double cornucopia you have the Nabateans or Jews. You seem to have a larger circular shape in the center which makes me think this Jewish as perhaps a pomegranate. I know you can't weigh it but can you tell us the diameter? Very blurry photo as you know so I tried to enhance the photo below just to determine features. And I pulled out a lot of color. The coin I am talking about is just bronze and would not be that gold colored at all like yours. The link is to an ancient Maccabee coin for you to consider to know what I am talking about.



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pruta...Hyrcanus.jpg

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 Posted 07/21/2019  07:08 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@emmaw, first welcome to CCF. Second, my initial thought was a prutah, but we really need pics of both sides that are in focus before we can help very much with identification.
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 Posted 07/21/2019  07:13 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Emmaw73 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It about 10mm width and 13mm in length , ive tried to take a better picture, hope this helps!


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 Posted 07/21/2019  07:14 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Emmaw73 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
ive no idea why the picture just rotated!
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 Posted 07/21/2019  07:15 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Probably rotated if you used the camera on your phone and held the phone vertically. Try holding your phone horizontally (that is with both hands). Any chance of a pic of the back of this piece?
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"The danger we all now face is distinguishing between what is authentic and what is performed."
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 Posted 07/21/2019  07:23 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Those pics are better! I have taken the liberty of rotating, enlarging, and enhancing them here. I'm still thinking a prutah, although the lack of any detail on the reverse is disappointing. With that said, there are others here who are much more knowledgeable about Judaica and may be able to discern more.




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"The danger we all now face is distinguishing between what is authentic and what is performed."
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 Posted 07/21/2019  07:25 am  Show Profile   Check louisvillekyshop's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add louisvillekyshop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Well people used to use any Jewish bronze from before the time of Jesus as a widow's mite. So this is a Widow's mite necklace.




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 Posted 07/21/2019  07:27 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Emmaw73 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Im so sorry , hopefully these are better!

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 Posted 07/21/2019  07:28 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Emmaw73 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
ahh widows mite does ring a bell! thank you so much for the help :)
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 Posted 07/21/2019  07:30 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Emmaw73 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Does anyone know how to clean? or should I leave it as it is?
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 Posted 07/21/2019  07:34 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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should I leave it as it is?


Since it was your dad's, I would leave it exactly the way it is. The numismatic value may be pretty low, but the emotional value may be higher. I see a jeweler's mark on the clasp so the setting (and the chain) may be gold.
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"The danger we all now face is distinguishing between what is authentic and what is performed."
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 Posted 07/21/2019  07:37 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Emmaw73 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Your so right, I'mágoing to leave it exactly as it is, thank you all so much for the help. x
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 Posted 07/21/2019  09:18 am  Show Profile   Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
to the community

My first impression was that it is a Widows Mite (Prutah) as well.
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 Posted 07/21/2019  4:02 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jskirwin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Always fun to watch an identification develop at this forum.
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