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Seeking Help Identifying a Coin

2/9/2015 • Ask Mr. History

I have a coin. It has Greek writing, it’s painted gold (though it’s not gold) it’s not perfectly made, and it looks really old. I’ve searched and searched but can’t find anything like it. Please help me!!!

Charles

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Mr. History is not too proud to admit he gets by with a little help from his friends … and relatives (see post below, courtesy of my brother, an author and retired Merchant Marine officer who’s been around the world—and ’round the block—more than once).

Greek coin? I think it is more likely Spanish. Compare with this:

http://www.neilsberman.com/coins_gold_Spanish_Gold_Escudo_Doubloon.htm

Robert Guttman

See also the reference below, courtesy of the Mr. History Support Team:

http://coinquest.com/cgi-bin/cq/coins?main_coin=16277

Hoping this helps,

 

Jon Guttman
Research Director
World History Group
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