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Alas, but I collect postage-stamps rather than coins my friend...!

But at least I offered you the courtesy of a polite reply.

Unlike all the metal-detecting anoraks on here - who need to keep schtum as they sell all their ill-gotten treasure via a network of local pikeys...

;)

 

XYY

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2 minutes ago, XswampyX said:

Why would a Roman gold coin have 22 on it?

Bingo token rather than a coin...?

Two little ducks...?

I don't fucking know...!

Why not make your own shit up...?

Like Baldrick and his Time Team...

;)

 

XYY

 

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1 minute ago, The XYY Man said:

Bingo token rather than a coin...?

Two little ducks...?

I don't fucking know...!

Why not make your own shit up...?

Like Baldrick and his Time Team...

;)

 

XYY

 

Alright! Christ. xD

It's one of those advertising shopping trolley tokens made for a Taylor Swift song.

 

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It may originally have been a genuine coin repurposed as a piece of jewellery. But it seems somewhat unlikely that someone would have done so with an incredibly rare coin, reducing its value. That said, it intrigues, just in case it is worth something.

You could send it to a company to be assessed as bullion, purely what it's worth in terms of its gold content.

At which point you may find it is not gold, and it may also be rendered worthless as a piece of jewellery due to destructive testing procedures.

Even if it were, say, 18ct gold, it's not worth much based on weight/metal content.

You need a trustworthy coin specialist. Or spend a while trawling online..

https://www.coinarchives.com/a/results.php?search=concordia&s=0&upcoming=0&results=100

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7 hours ago, DTMark said:

It may originally have been a genuine coin repurposed as a piece of jewellery. But it seems somewhat unlikely that someone would have done so with an incredibly rare coin, reducing its value. That said, it intrigues, just in case it is worth something.

You could send it to a company to be assessed as bullion, purely what it's worth in terms of its gold content.

 

I've spent ages over the last year or so trawling coin sites trying to identify it. My grandfather bought it for my mother when she was 21. That's as much as I know. We had it valued along with the rest of her jewellery. The dealer offered us £180 for it, so I guess he thought it was gold, it weighs the same as a sovereign. 

I did think the 22 referred to 22ct but thought they could just as easily be supports for the chair that looked like a 2. It has the mark 1 AR on the ring for the chain. I cant make out what the mark opposite is. From an internet search I've found a reference to an Italian hallmark 1 AR. It refers to an Italian silversmith in Arezzo.

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As you say, looks like they believed it to be gold. Sovereigns are 22ct.

So like-for-like with today's gold price it might be worth about £250 as bullion (e.g. to be melted as scrap and made into bars).

It's frustrating since if you take it to a dealer, it relies on them recognising the coin - and, importantly - being honest enough to tell you if it is worth anything.

 

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Well 7 results came up and nothing matched, I'll see if there are any other database apps I can upload to.

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Here are the modified blanks if anyone wants to use them

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10 hours ago, 201p said:

No luck with a google image reverse search either - this may point to being a fake?

Its probably a Italian tourist piece from the 50s or 60s,, roman coins dont have arabic numerals on them

 It will pay to have it tested though, it looks 22K

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