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Help with identity of these coins.

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posted on Aug, 28 2005 @ 11:12 PM
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Those are pretty neat, I hope you can find out what they are.

Troy




posted on Aug, 28 2005 @ 11:23 PM
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I doubt its aramaic. Looks more like a stylized form of arabic script imho.



posted on Aug, 28 2005 @ 11:31 PM
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Could be?? I have no idea.



posted on Aug, 29 2005 @ 12:13 AM
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I'm not familiar with Aramaic but the writing examples I see on line look similar to what's on that coin.

Look at how the letter A matches with what's on the coin almost exactly.


www.goodnewsmedia.com...

[edit on 29-8-2005 by AceOfBase]

[edit on 29-8-2005 by AceOfBase]



posted on Aug, 29 2005 @ 12:18 AM
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Originally posted by AceOfBase
I'm not familiar with Aramaic but the writing exmaples I see on line look similar to what's on that coin.

Look at how the letter A matches with what's on the coin almost exactly.


www.goodnewsmedia.com...

[edit on 29-8-2005 by AceOfBase]


Your right they do look almost alike. So possibly an assyrian coin? How exactly does one go about putting a date to these coins? Thanks for the help with the photos as well much appreciated.
I look at these coins and my mind wanders to the thoughts of all the people who's hands these have passed thru up until I bought them.

[edit on 29-8-2005 by Whompa1]



posted on Aug, 29 2005 @ 01:06 AM
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heiiii whompa you are very lucky there my frenz!!! well one of our frenz is really right.that coin is actually in ARABIC languague writting there.that kind of which written i says in KHAT or somesort of you konw same like our
type of writting says roman ,verdana same as that style.the luck is that kind of a coin very old ages says like five hundred years old or near something like that.it is very rare right now to find one.and that price is very expensived right now if in my country malaysia says like malaysian ringgit around 15000 equal to US$ 5000 maybe but it can go more higher if it goes to sutheby says like in london where everybody can put their priced the higher it goes the more money it will be expensived

trust me and please check back in the world coin if you dont believe me my frenz whompa.....................



posted on Aug, 29 2005 @ 01:09 AM
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Originally posted by unholy enterprise
heiiii whompa you are very lucky there my frenz!!! well one of our frenz is really right.that coin is actually in ARABIC languague writting there.that kind of which written i says in KHAT or somesort of you konw same like our
type of writting says roman ,verdana same as that style.the luck is that kind of a coin very old ages says like five hundred years old or near something like that.it is very rare right now to find one.and that price is very expensived right now if in my country malaysia says like malaysian ringgit around 15000 equal to US$ 5000 maybe but it can go more higher if it goes to sutheby says like in london where everybody can put their priced the higher it goes the more money it will be expensived

trust me and please check back in the world coin if you dont believe me my frenz

whompa.....................


Thank you for the post. I do believe I am lucky considering I paid a scant dollar for each coin. Who knows what they are worth. I hope to be able to date them.



posted on Aug, 29 2005 @ 01:59 AM
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Well, arabic and aramaic are both semitic languages so thats why they appear similiar.



posted on Aug, 30 2005 @ 05:14 AM
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These are most likely billon tankas from the Sultans of Juanpur, probably Hussain Shah ibn Mahmud, AH881-AH898 (1476-1492AD); Ref Mitchiner 2890-2897 where he cites £3 for nice examples.

You'll find similar (perhaps exact matches) on this page mapage.noos.fr...

I asked on a couple coin forums for you to see if any traders knew what these were. I hope I've set you on the right path to finding out more about your coins.

[edit on 30-8-2005 by CatHerder]



posted on Aug, 31 2005 @ 03:36 PM
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Originally posted by Whompa1
I have looked high and low for something that can tell me where these coins came from, how old they are, and what the writting inscribed on them means. I first got these coins from an old guy in North Carolina who was at a coin show. He assumed they were american indian coins. But so far as I know american indians did not have coins and these seem a hell of a lot older then a hundred years or so. Anyways I took them to a coin shop here in my town and he wasnt sure other then the fact that they are ancient as in 500-1000 yr old range. So I turn to the ATS slueths in hopes you can help me out on this mystery. There are 3 pictures. Two of both sides of the coins and third of the coins on their side so you can see how thick they are and how they were milled.










[edit on 28-8-2005 by Whompa1]


Is anyone having problems with viewing these pictures? Please let me know if you are.

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posted on Aug, 31 2005 @ 06:26 PM
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Great! I discover what they may be and now I have misplaced them


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posted on Sep, 1 2005 @ 12:35 AM
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whompa when you find them I suggest you find I'd say maybe some velvet or something wrap the coins in it and them if you can find a nice sort of coin box put them in it and try to take them to a coin specialist and if the same conclusion is reached as it has been reached on this thread possibility you might want to call up sothebys or one of the other big auction houses. There is always someone collecting old ancient artifacts.. you could end up set for life if you get a good set price on the coins thats if you want to really part with them.



posted on Sep, 1 2005 @ 12:40 AM
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Originally posted by MisticDragon
whompa when you find them I suggest you find I'd say maybe some velvet or something wrap the coins in it and them if you can find a nice sort of coin box put them in it and try to take them to a coin specialist and if the same conclusion is reached as it has been reached on this thread possibility you might want to call up sothebys or one of the other big auction houses. There is always someone collecting old ancient artifacts.. you could end up set for life if you get a good set price on the coins thats if you want to really part with them.


If I find them I plan on doing just that. I took them to the knuckle head in town who is a "coin dealer" and I use that term loosely as this guy wont take the the time to do jack sh** about helping me with finding the identity of them. My first priority is to find them. I had put them in my wallet to take home and put back in the safe. Some were along the lines they disappeared from behind my credit card and seem to have grown little legs and walked off!



posted on Sep, 1 2005 @ 12:50 AM
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Whompa I suggest maybe even tearing your room apart to find them those coins are most likely worth ALOT and most likely now that you've got everyones attention by showing the coins on here you'd find them and perhaps call a museum. Sometimes museums have people who know ancient texts or the area those coins may have come from.



posted on Sep, 1 2005 @ 01:01 AM
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I plan on tearing my entire house up when I get home to find these coins. So sothebys aye? Would I just call them up?



posted on Sep, 1 2005 @ 01:08 AM
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www.sotheybys.com =D



i'm charging you %10 commission for that link....j/k =D



posted on Sep, 1 2005 @ 01:17 AM
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Thanks mate. Heres hoping my search is a success!



posted on Sep, 1 2005 @ 02:37 AM
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MIB got em..
Next time make sure they are secure before posting on a website about their existence......


Good Luck on the search....



posted on Sep, 1 2005 @ 02:56 AM
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LOL. Don't go buying velvet and all that
Didn't you read up above? This quote was a very accurate appraisal value:




These are most likely billon tankas from the Sultans of Juanpur, probably Hussain Shah ibn Mahmud, AH881-AH898 (1476-1492AD); Ref Mitchiner 2890-2897 where he cites £3 for nice examples.


Your coins are worth about $5 each. You did get a deal, but not like you're thinking.



posted on Sep, 1 2005 @ 06:01 PM
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Originally posted by rhelt100
LOL. Don't go buying velvet and all that
Didn't you read up above? This quote was a very accurate appraisal value:




These are most likely billon tankas from the Sultans of Juanpur, probably Hussain Shah ibn Mahmud, AH881-AH898 (1476-1492AD); Ref Mitchiner 2890-2897 where he cites £3 for nice examples.


Your coins are worth about $5 each. You did get a deal, but not like you're thinking.



Ok I found them. And I did read the account. None the less they are possible 5-600 year old coins. I think they could use a little velvet treatment!




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