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Arabic Star Token- WHAT IS IT?

I bought this star token with a group of Turkish 100 Para and was trying to get some info on it. Does anyone have any Idea what it was for?

Here is a link to an auction for one that is similar. Ebay Auction

Here are pics of mine. I figure that it is from the early 19th century, but this is based on the fact that I bought some coins from the same time period.




  • WillieBoyd2WillieBoyd2 Posts: 4,963 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Due to the hole, I wonder if it was part of a belly dancer's costume.

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  • ormandhormandh Posts: 3,111 ✭✭✭
    You may have a point! -Dan
  • SapyxSapyx Posts: 1,808 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Yep, it's a jewellery imitation... also known as a "belly dancer coin". I've seen similar pieces with this star design on one side and a very crude replica of an Ottoman toughra on the other.
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