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Old 04-28-2009, 06:27 AM
calum calum is offline
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Default Please help identify square coin

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.
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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.
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Old 05-06-2009, 05:44 AM
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Hi Joe,

Thanks for the info and link. I've checked the square coins displayed but they don't really look like the item I have. Guess it's a questions of keeping on searching and learning

Thanks again for taking the time to reply.

Calum
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Old 04-09-2015, 01:17 AM
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Old 10-05-2017, 11:51 AM
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Default Re: Please help identify square coin

Hi Calum, I'm in no way an expert, and am holiday at the moment so can't do too much other than make the suggestion. But, it would seem what you have is a coin weight. Or trade weight, used for measuring goods or weight of coins by a trader or banker. I have seen similar before, & found a lighter one with a different motif myself while metal detecting. Good luck researching.
 


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