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Found an oddball in my foreign coin buckey

Any idea what this is?

From the first picture it seems like it might be 2 coins stuck together.


  • bidaskbidask Posts: 13,818 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 28, 2023 3:42PM

    That looks to be a scarce ancient Jewish coin if real !!

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  • TomBTomB Posts: 20,610 ✭✭✭✭✭

    My first thought is that it's a relatively modern jewelry pendant meant to look like an ancient.

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  • I think it is Greek but really don't have a clue.

  • John ConduittJohn Conduitt Posts: 346 ✭✭✭

    It looks like a repro of a First Jewish Revolt shekel, dated year 3 (68-9).

  • SapyxSapyx Posts: 1,962 ✭✭✭✭✭

    As John Conduitt said: it's a replica of an ancient Jewish coin. These "false shekels" have been made for souvenir, religious or Masonic purposes for centuries. Some are quite realistic-looking, others... have taken some artistic license with the original design. This one is quite realistic, though the edge seam gives it away as a cast replica.

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  • GooberGoober Posts: 980 ✭✭✭

    My mother cooked in a high end restaurant back in the early ‘70’s and was given one as a “tip”. When I started collecting around ‘75 she gave it to me. My coin collecting merit badge counselor was the one to tell me it was fake. I still have it to this day.


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