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 Posted 04/03/2021  10:45 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add dar76124 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Any ideas what this is? 15mm and 0.5 grams



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 Posted 04/03/2021  11:43 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@dar, this uniface Brakteat is almost certainly from medieval Germany. I'm not finding an exact match on numista, although this one from Zittau is kinda close if you rotate your top pic about 180 degrees.

https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces109744.html
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 Posted 04/03/2021  12:12 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Sir Derrin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like the top part of a two piece snap button
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 Posted 04/03/2021  12:50 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add tdziemia to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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this uniface Brakteat is almost certainly from medieval Germany.



I was thinking if you rotate the second photo 180, then instead of a letter m you have something close to the shield on Teutonic Order bracteates (but missing the crossbar): https://onebid.pl/en/coins-zakon-kr...nikow/715467

Silesian and Polish bracteates with a single letter are known (T and P in Silesia, S in Mazovia), but I could not find an M.
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04/03/2021 12:55 pm
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OK, I spoke too soon. There IS a Silesian bracteate with a letter M, though I am not quite sure it is a fit (the Gothic "angles" on the M in the link do not match the smooth curves on the OP coin)

https://www.acsearch.info/search.html?id=6725685

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