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Unknown Ottoman Coin/Token?

 
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 Posted 03/01/2020  2:03 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add numismatist6 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

Anyone have any idea what this is? It is dated regnal year 1222. It is very thin (1.1 mm) , measures 34.5 mm diameter, and weighs 7.92 grams. I've checked all the SCWC Ottoman listings that I can thin of but can't find it.
Thanks in advance
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 Posted 03/01/2020  2:21 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CalzoneManiac to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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 Posted 03/01/2020  2:31 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add tdziemia to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This coin might come close (3 kurush, KM-602). https://www.NGCcoin.com/price-guide...duid-1549714 The mass is given in KM as 5.6 to 6.2 g. and regnal years 26-32 which I think covers your date (I cant make out the last digit). The next largest coin jumps to 38 mm and 11-13 g.
I wonder if it might be this coin, then plated to look like gold.

Edit: the more I look at it, the less I like the quality of the design (in particular the flowers) compared to the catalog specimen, and wonder if it might be a fake trying to look like a big chunk of gold.
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03/01/2020 2:48 pm
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I think tdziemia nailed it. It looks just like it except the flowers have two sets of leaves whereas the catalog one has only one set. Also the mint name on my specimen only has one diamond to the left of the one over the '9' looking character whereas the catalog has two. Probably a counterfeit though the weight is much greater than the catalog. The gold plating idea might explain that. Thanks to both respondents
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