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pruebaspruebas Posts: 4,276 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited January 31, 2024 11:14AM in World & Ancient Coins Forum

I purchased this die in a group a while ago and have since lost where it came from.

Does anyone know what this might be? Maybe some kind of fantasy coin/medal? Engraving school sample?

I don’t even recognize the “writing.”

(Image reversed for easier identification.)

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  • SapyxSapyx Posts: 1,957 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I was about to mirror-reverse the image to try to read it, then saw you'd already done so. :D

    Almost the same "word" appears on both sides; there's an extra "I" stroke in the word on the left. I don't recognize the script, but it looks vaguely like Tolkein's Elvish, or at least what Elvish might look like if someone tried to cram it onto the tiny surface of a coin. That, combined with the leaf/tree motif, make me think it intended for some kind of fantasy Elvish-coin.

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