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Old Mar 2, 2009, 09:14 AM   #1
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help identifying this coin

here is the other coin i needed help identifying. it seems to have a latter through the center of coin and buildings around it and on other side it almost looks like a fish head or point of some sort. can someone help me with this? i will try to take better pics as i dont have a digital camera so i took them with my webcam..
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Old Mar 2, 2009, 01:12 PM   #2
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Could it be something like this:

http://www.vcoins.com/ancient/sphinx...t=9147&large=0

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Old Mar 3, 2009, 08:10 AM   #3
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Could it be something like this:

http://www.vcoins.com/ancient/sphinx...t=9147&large=0

Andreas
thanks for the reply. what you see in the picture is not letters on coin like the link you sent. it is a picture of like an ancient city with buildings. the other side has to be cleaned better i think, it looks like a fish head on it.
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Old Mar 3, 2009, 08:22 AM   #4
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Always helps to give the size, weight and type of metal.

When something is in this condition, it helps narrow down the search.
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Old Mar 3, 2009, 10:16 AM   #5
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I think there is nothing left to clean, in fact it looks overcleaned in the picture.
I have looked carefully at the coin again and am quite sure that it is indeed the coin I linked to or (since I'm far from an expert in Byzantine coins) a very similar type. Your right picture looks like it needs to be rotated 90 clockwise and shows Jesus' bust.
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Old Mar 3, 2009, 04:07 PM   #6
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I agree with areich. The side shown 3 times is not a group of buildings. It's an inscription (upside down): IS-XS/BAS-ILE/BAS-ILE in big block letters separated by a cross. The other image is a facing bust of Jesus Chris. Probably Sear 1823.

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