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Anyone recognize this coin? 5.2 grams It’s copper or bronze

Coin FinderCoin Finder Posts: 6,926 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited February 7, 2023 1:49PM in World & Ancient Coins Forum

Slightly bigger than a nickel


  • SapyxSapyx Posts: 1,956 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It's mediaeval Islamic, 1100s to 1300s AD from the style of the Arabic writing, possibly Artuqid or Ayyubid. However, it looks "tooled" - those deep scratches are above and beyond what might be expected of a coin that spent some time buried in the ground and had the dirt cleaned off it. Someone (in modern times) has attempted to carve new details onto a coin that was probably much more heavily worn than it has been made to appear.

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  • Coin FinderCoin Finder Posts: 6,926 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thank you!! I Did notice the tooling! Thanks again!!

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