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Where did this coin come from?

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posted on May, 25 2008 @ 12:06 AM
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Apologies if this is the wrong place to post this..
I found this coin at work this morning. It's soldered to a gold ring, and made into a necklace. The writing/symbols look very familiar. I don't suspect it to be real, but curiosity has gotten the best of me. Does anyone recognize the symbols, or know what it means?


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posted on May, 25 2008 @ 12:15 AM
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Could you post a pic where we could see the writing?
Is it copper? Perhaps brass?

My first thought was of an ornamental button, but I can't be sure at the moment. You did say it was soldered into the bezel, right?


Thanks,
G



posted on May, 25 2008 @ 12:19 AM
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If you could post a larger picture of both sides it would be easier to figure out. Other than that you could always take it to your local stamp and coin shop.



posted on May, 25 2008 @ 12:20 AM
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Doesn't seem to want to edit my post.



posted on May, 25 2008 @ 12:22 AM
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Looks more like a medallion than a coin.

how about the other side?



posted on May, 25 2008 @ 12:29 AM
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It is very poorly soldered. Can't quite make out what the back says.



posted on May, 25 2008 @ 12:34 AM
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it is a masonic pendant. it tells of the owner, from what i can remember it tells of his lucky number, astrological sign ...etc..

but perhaps some masons would like to harp in if they can. somethings they are not allowed to talk about.



posted on May, 25 2008 @ 01:05 AM
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That thing is old, some of it looks close to some PHoneician writing or symbols.



posted on May, 25 2008 @ 01:11 AM
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Well, if you found it at work, your best bet is to find the original owner and ask them.
To me it looks like a cheap piece of jewlery, I've seen many pieces like it at thrift stores, and that ma ybe all it is. It may have a meaning to the owner, but if that's the case, I doubt anyone here will know it.
SOmeone said it was Masonic, I'm not sure why,
As for old... not raly. If it's copper or bronze, it'd definetly be showing it's age, wouldn't be anywhere near as crisp.

Where at work did you find it?



posted on May, 25 2008 @ 01:13 AM
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Here is some Cannite and Phoenician writing.

here: en.wikipedia.org...

Also here:www.wingmakers.com...

I will go with it dealing with the sun and the moon.

Geometric forms, science is held in shapes.

VALUABLE I BET.

ALIEN IN NATURE, MOST DEFINITE. The symbols alone say outside ths TIMESPACE.

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posted on May, 25 2008 @ 01:24 AM
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It's Sanskrit - I have it in a book in front of me. I could translate the letters one by one and MIGHT be able to get something intelligible through a translator. I'm on my way to bed now though.

My best bet is that is a souvenir or a "warding amulet".

I'll check your thread here tomorrow and see if somebody translated the Sanskrit for you. Otherwise, I'll have to fetter it out letter by letter and use an enept computer translator program. It would be best to find it's owner as I doubt it has anything more than superstitious OR sentimental value.



posted on May, 25 2008 @ 01:50 AM
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Don't count your cookie on that one, whether the object itself holds value is in the eye of the beholder.
And as far as SANSKRIT, DONT KNOW ABOUT THAT ONE.

here:en.wikipedia.org...

I would say along the lines of a COSMIC COMPASS.

There is knowledge behind it. ITS COSMIC.

(I would say the sun coming in aligment with the Earth and people dancing on the moon.)

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posted on May, 25 2008 @ 02:02 AM
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The writing on the looks either Italian or Spanish.


"Callappa a senso artistico" maybe?



posted on May, 25 2008 @ 02:05 AM
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Which translates to what?



posted on May, 25 2008 @ 02:19 AM
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Originally posted by QBSneak000
The writing on the looks either Italian or Spanish.


"Callappa a senso artistico" maybe?


it looks like "sviluppa a sensa artistico" bastardized italian perhaps?

which is third person for "to develop an artistic sense".

the symbology is most assuredly a magical sigil.
A person can personalize these sigils as to the look
so they might not be found in any magical alphabet.



posted on May, 25 2008 @ 02:39 AM
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Sorry already posted above...great job.

Edit to remove findings.

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posted on May, 25 2008 @ 07:09 PM
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That is pretty cool....i dont blame u for wearing it as a necklace.Yeah just use a translator online for babelfish to see what u can make out of writing.

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posted on May, 26 2008 @ 01:30 AM
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Originally posted by RuneSpider
Well, if you found it at work, your best bet is to find the original owner and ask them.
To me it looks like a cheap piece of jewlery, I've seen many pieces like it at thrift stores, and that ma ybe all it is. It may have a meaning to the owner, but if that's the case, I doubt anyone here will know it.
SOmeone said it was Masonic, I'm not sure why,
As for old... not raly. If it's copper or bronze, it'd definetly be showing it's age, wouldn't be anywhere near as crisp.

Where at work did you find it?



I agree, for a "coin" it has absolutely no wear or corrosion or staining on it (which are things you would expect in an ancient coin).
Absolutely nothing about it gives any evidence that it is old (or a coin for that matter), it looks like one of the nondescript cheap pendants you find in those New Age shops which cater towards those who are interested in magic, crystals and astrology etc.



posted on May, 26 2008 @ 05:05 AM
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That's exactly what it says, and what it means: DEVELOP YOUR ARTISTIC SENSE.

If you ask me, it may very well be a joke - or, more likely, one of the gazillion "lucky charms" sold on the streets of Rome and elsewhere in Italy.

By the look of the inscription itself, it was made no earlier than the late 1960's.

By the look of the medallion decoration itself, I am surprised that it was made before 2008...



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