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It’s a small metal the size of a Tryme and it has a guys head on it looking to the right opposite side at the date I could see the 1 (which is raised) and then I see 86. No I’m not saying it was made in 1860-1869 Due to the roundness of the hole. Any idea?
 

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That’s a curious find. My reading of the reverse is as follows, with letters I can read in red and my guesses for the other letters in black:

NÉ A
PESSARO EN 1792
MORT A
PASSY EN
1868


So, in French, that would be “Born in Pessaro in 1792, Died in Passy in 1868”. That would fit as a commemorative medallion for the Italian composer Gioachino Rossini (Joachim Rossini in French). He was born in Pesaro, Italy (French spelling Pessaro) in 1792 and died in Passy (an area of Paris, France) in 1868.

I can then persuade myself that the bust on the obverse is of Rossini himself and that it says “ROSSINI” to the right. On the left it may say “GIOACHINO” or, more likely, his French equivalent Christian name “JOACHIM”.

Can’t find your exact medallion, but here’s a portrait of the man from another medalet:

Rossini.jpg
 
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That’s a curious find. My reading of the reverse is as follows, with letters I can read in red and my guesses for the other letters in black:

NÉ A
PESSARO EN 1792
MORT A
PASSY EN
1868


So, in French, that would be “Born in Pessaro in 1792, Died in Passy in 1868”. That would fit as a commemorative medallion for the Italian composer Gioachino Rossini (Joachim Rossini in French). He was born in Pesaro, Italy (French spelling Pessaro) in 1792 and died in Passy (an area of Paris, France) in 1868.

I can then persuade myself that the bust on the obverse is of Rossini himself and that it says “ROSSINI” to the right. On the left it may say “GIOACHINO” or, more likely, his French equivalent Christian name “JOACHIM”.

Can’t find your exact medallion, but here’s a portrait of the man from another medalet:

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Hey Red-coat Is it safe to say 1868 is that the area?
 
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That’s a curious find. My reading of the reverse is as follows, with letters I can read in red and my guesses for the other letters in black:

NÉ A
PESSARO EN 1792
MORT A
PASSY EN
1868


So, in French, that would be “Born in Pessaro in 1792, Died in Passy in 1868”. That would fit as a commemorative medallion for the Italian composer Gioachino Rossini (Joachim Rossini in French). He was born in Pesaro, Italy (French spelling Pessaro) in 1792 and died in Passy (an area of Paris, France) in 1868.

I can then persuade myself that the bust on the obverse is of Rossini himself and that it says “ROSSINI” to the right. On the left it may say “GIOACHINO” or, more likely, his French equivalent Christian name “JOACHIM”.

Can’t find your exact medallion, but here’s a portrait of the man from another medalet:

View attachment 2014317
Once again red coat you never disappoint unbelievable read the knowledge you have up there is priceless……unless you’re still paying a student loan lol
 
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Not to be confused with a coonass which is a pretty good type of guy.:laughing7: Love ya ,Truth!
I got a New Orleans coonass accent that everywhere I travel people noticed big time except for in New York believe it or not we have what’s called a Yachty accent. One day when I’m on good ground I’m gonna make a video I just have to get that right ground with that black gumbo soil it’s the best. I love you too my brother
 
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I got a New Orleans coonass accent that everywhere I travel people noticed big time except for in New York believe it or not we have what’s called a Yachty accent. One day when I’m on good ground I’m gonna make a video I just have to get that right ground with that black gumbo soil it’s the best. I love you too my brother
I got a soft spot for coonasses,one of the best friends I had in the Marines was a man named Ira Brown,he had the accent,I can recognize it any where.I can,t recall the exact place he was from,50 years ago you see.But he was as true a friend as I,ve ever had.Keep the faith!
 
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I got a soft spot for coonasses,one of the best friends I had in the Marines was a man named Ira Brown,he had the accent,I can recognize it any where.I can,t recall the exact place he was from,50 years ago you see.But he was as true a friend as I,ve ever had.Keep the faith!
Being a coon ass mother plays a strong part she’s 49% of the relationship we are of course 51 because if anything goes down will be the first one shoot rounds off to protect our family but other than that we’re good people we still respect our elders call the door open for women and women appreciate it and we will talk and strike up a conversation with anybody and a coonass is in the blood we buy a lot of food/crawfish because no one man should eat eat alone. I can honestly say 11 on the bayou out of the major cities you’ll learn how you don’t see color you see the man that the man that when he sees you he tells you good morning and vice versa every morning just good people down here hell my town still has a full serve gas station lol
 
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