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    Mr.

    Jan 2020
    Saline Michigan
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    Old coins or kids toys?

    OK team thanks for everything regarding last Saturdays Iron thing... jury still out. Here is hopefully an easier one for you. Found several coins that look like this with my Nox 800 using park 1 settings, lying flat the numbers jump between 17-20. Found these a few feet from a river not far from where I found the iron thing. Both coins are identical so one picture is of both sides of the coin. The other shows how thin the coin is. Look close you can see the edge along the ruler being held upright by the other coin. Don't know what to make of it. Found several and a friend found 2 more in the same area. What do you guys think?I suspect the (coins) are aluminum.
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    us
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    Mmmmm interesting
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    lu
    Feb 2019
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    They look almost in too good condition but you never know. I would go off the weight. If their real they are silver meaning they should be quite heavy for their size or do a long search on Numista to find a match.
    Most likely fake but you never know and its worth checking.

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    Mr.

    Jan 2020
    Saline Michigan
    Minelab Equinox 800 and White's TRX pp, Garrett 400, black garrett pointer.
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    the coins are quite light. 19-20 on a nox800 is usually trash or a zinc penny.

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    Every artifact has a story, if we're willing to listen

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    Some of the lettering on the bottom find of the second photo appears to be "Anno Societatis" which is Latin for "Year of the Society". The cross on the other side looks like those appears like those in the picture below. That photo was found on https://aerrowdesign.wordpress.com/. Given its good condition, could be a token manufactured for a society.
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    Hunter

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    Modern day replicas perhaps. Used for reference or educational purposes.

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    Mr.

    Jan 2020
    Saline Michigan
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    Thanks, that's very insightful. Thanks for the picture. Looks similar. I think you are right. Cross very similar.

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    Every artifact has a story, if we're willing to listen

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    If you can make out the lettering on the other side of the token, you may discover which society/organization it is...

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    gb
    Dec 2019
    Surrey
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    I think you will find that these are fantasy coins used by devotees of the SCA (The Society for Creative Anachronism). The laurel wreath on one side of your coins is rather similar to their logo:

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    The SCA is an international organization dedicated to researching and re-creating the arts and skills of pre-17th-century Europe. Their “Known World” consists of 19 kingdoms, with over 30,000 members residing in various countries around the world. Members dress in the clothing of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance to attend events which feature tournaments, royal courts, feasts, dancing, classes, workshops and other gatherings:

    Society for Creative Anachronism - Compendum Caidis

    Their official website is here:

    https://www.sca.org/

    On one side of the ‘coin’ it says “ANNO SOCIETATIS : I” and the society measures its years starting from the first tournament, which was held on 1st May 1966, so “Anno Societatis I” is May 1966 through April 1967:

    https://sca.fandom.com/wiki/Anno_Societatis

    The other side appears to say “MONETA PERIAN” or “MONETA PEP.IAN” or something similar. No idea what that’s all about, but it probably means something to someone in one of their ‘kingdoms” as some kind of fantasy money used in their roleplay. ‘Moneta’ has been a term for money since Roman times and was widely used as part of the legend on coins of the Middle Ages in various parts of Europe.
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    Mr.

    Jan 2020
    Saline Michigan
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    Well now....that makes sense Red-Coat. This park has had a Celtic Festival around mid July for the past 22ish years. Lots of people with middle Age clothing, arts, music, you get the picture. Perhaps someone lost them. So far, I have found about 5 of these and a friend found 2 in the same area. Thanks for your help.
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