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Old 04-29-2009, 11:23 AM
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Default Baktrian?

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Originally Posted by calum
Hi,

I hope someone can help identify what this is - even if it's actually a coin or not!

It was included in a collection of coins I inherited, which are mostly UK 12th - 18th century, however this is very different.

It's 18mm x 18mm, weighs 7 grams and is impressed on only one side.

Does this look like a coin? Any suggestions as to what it might be?

Thanks in advance.

The Baktrian kingdom did issue square coinage, but there should be somehing on both sides.
See samples here:

http://www.vcoins.com/ancient/nemesi...t=8944&large=0

Joe W.