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Title: Charity dig coin
Post by: Chilgrove on September 04, 2017, 05:26:46 PM
I am pretty sure this is a coin but it's one to task the greatest brains.  20mm diameter and fairly thick.  I can see what looks like II and in the middle there is a large area of tiny parallel lines.  Anyone got any ideas please?  On second thoughts maybe it's not a coin at all.
Howard
Title: Re: Charity dig coin
Post by: madmanandy27 on September 04, 2017, 05:49:34 PM
pretty sure that's strings of a harp in the center of the coin but im sure one of the good guys on here will id it. interesting find though mate :)
Title: Re: Charity dig coin
Post by: Seagoon on September 04, 2017, 06:00:19 PM
Looks  like an Oscar II Norwegian 2 ore coin, Howard. Nice!

https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces4128.html
Title: Re: Charity dig coin
Post by: madmanandy27 on September 05, 2017, 01:52:15 AM
great ID seagoon and a nice find howard :)
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Post by: budge1 on September 05, 2017, 08:31:09 AM
I see it now, well Howard and a good id by seagoon.
Title: Re: Charity dig coin
Post by: Chilgrove on September 05, 2017, 10:59:13 AM
Seagoon's knowledge of coins is impressive.  How on earth did you manage to identify that coin Dave?  You are spot on with the id.
Thanks.
Howard.
Title: Re: Charity dig coin
Post by: Seagoon on September 05, 2017, 12:07:09 PM
Flattery will get you everywhere Howard!  :laugh:  It's  very simple... I found a similar one before... and occasionally they're reported on the site, or used to be. It was just a case of double-checking on the interweb...  it could've been a 5 ore, but the diameter was of a 2 ore... There... that was an anti-climax, now...   :)
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Post by: DartmoorRanger on September 05, 2017, 06:55:21 PM
Nice find Howard and an excellent ID by Seagoon. :)
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Post by: EleanorF on September 05, 2017, 11:27:13 PM
Thats a bit different, and brilliant ID!
Title: Re: Charity dig coin
Post by: Oldblue110 on September 09, 2017, 04:47:18 AM
Nice find and ID,well done. :)