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    Elephant coin what is it?

    Trying to ID this one. Found in a yard.




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    Re: Elephant coin what is it?

    I doubt it's a coin; more like a token.

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    Re: Elephant coin what is it?

    Kind of what I was thinking too. Friend found it in his yard.

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    Re: Elephant coin what is it?

    maybe a magic token.

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    Re: Elephant coin what is it?

    looks like a kids play coin, the writting is odd
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    Re: Elephant coin what is it?

    Maybe from a circus or magic show or it may be foreign.

  7. #7

    Re: Elephant coin what is it?

    Kinda Arabic looking numbers (but not good matches for all) in boxes With some writing on the base or is it up-side-down, I don't know
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    Re: Elephant coin what is it?

    Here's one like it - possibly a Temple Token?

    http://www.coinnetwork.com/photo/elephant-token-or-coin

    [img]http://api.ning.com/files/Y9EXEAE6NAJG*-KsiL8spQctSeLqfR37j5SNDxL4Ez35ImAaNJ8Qal2oye2M3*ky IdKucbE6vP-bpaEpv1GTOIlCqOCd00lXtME3*VK-sTU_/Elephanttoken.jpg?width=450&height=218[/img]

  9. #9

    Re: Elephant coin what is it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bramblefind
    Here's one like it - possibly a Temple Token?

    http://www.coinnetwork.com/photo/elephant-token-or-coin

    [img]http://api.ning.com/files/Y9EXEAE6NAJG*-KsiL8spQctSeLqfR37j5SNDxL4Ez35ImAaNJ8Qal2oye2M3*ky IdKucbE6vP-bpaEpv1GTOIlCqOCd00lXtME3*VK-sTU_/Elephanttoken.jpg?width=450&height=218[/img]
    another great ID
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    Re: Elephant coin what is it?

    is that an ID or a guess by the 'coinnetwork' contributor?
    Reads more like a guess to me than a positive ID.

  11. #11

    Re: Elephant coin what is it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mackaydon
    is that an ID or a guess by the 'coinnetwork' contributor?
    Reads more like a guess to me than a positive ID.
    Good question, the numberals do seem to be copying old Indian style. Obviously it would be a more modern interruption of a temple token (assuming its correct). The search continues....
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_numerals
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  12. #12
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    Re: Elephant coin what is it?

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUSADER


    another great ID
    I agree - too soon - but I appreciate it

    Here's another one with similarities - lacking the elephant though-

    http://www.cointalk.com/t124443/




  13. #13

    Re: Elephant coin what is it?

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/RIVER-FIND-/14...item20b4ba500c

    no-one knows but they are found here as well
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    'They look over their shoulder, I look to the ground' 30/09/12
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  14. #14
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    Re: Elephant coin what is it?

    that's really close.

    Maybe someone threw it in the river for good luck.

  15. #15
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    Re: Elephant coin what is it?

    Maybe its Phoenician. Didnt Hannibal use elephants? Maybe the Carthaginians left it.

 

 
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