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Sweden
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 Posted 05/15/2021  09:04 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Marlinar to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I bought these during a vacation to Greece back when I was 11 and most avid in my coin collecting. It was one of those stands in a marketplace that sold them cheap. I remember being suspicious, but not enough not to buy a few.

I've had them in my coin box since then and recently started digging through it, and now I'm just curious, I want to know.

They look rather sloppy, as if I made them myself with soft metal and a stamp (and didn't bother to aim).





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United States
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 Posted 05/15/2021  10:58 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Numisma to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
These look perfectly good to me. 17th-century Spanish coins were pretty crude.

Three of them look like this 2 maravedis type. I believe the bottom left is dated 1699.
https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces38557.html
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Sweden
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 Posted 05/15/2021  11:38 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Marlinar to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@Numisma
Oh, really? I did not know they made such rugged coins that late! Thank you for replying, I really thought they were fake.
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Spain
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 Posted 05/21/2021  06:17 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add txabs to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The bottom-left is Carlos II, Linares mint, II maravedís from 1699, Cal-82 (https://www.aureo.com/pdf/numismati...ola_v3.pdf).

The two on the right column are same type, but impossible to be located or dated, II maravedís from 168x-169x.

But top left is an earlier type. It looks like a IIII maravedis from Felipe IV. Mint mark is next to the castle, on the left side, maybe Burgos mint but I cant see it well. What do you see? It would be circa 162X

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Sweden
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 Posted 05/25/2021  12:51 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Marlinar to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you so much! I'm glad to finally know more about these, and have it be a pleasant surprise :)
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