posted on Jun, 12 2013 @ 12:36 PM
reply to post by All_Truth_Soon
I can tell you one thing for certain. It was hammered from Bar Stock.
Typically this was done on ships. The bar stock was usually gold or silver.
They would heat up the bar, then pinch off a piece and give it a good smack with a stamp for the impression. That is why when you look at it, it is
not round. It is irregular edged.
That would also make it several hundred years old.
Incidentally, getting a positive ID could be near to impossible because the stamps changed as often as underwear. The symbols and subjects will be
your best bet for Identification if you are looking for a specific time frame.
As far as value, .. just as gold scrap you are looking at less than $2000. If you can get a Museum to ID it and put it on paper, .. well. ... ..
multiply that by the Nth Power.
edit on 12-6-2013 by ShadellacZumbrum because: (no reason given)