Need help with 1700s lettering

bradyboy

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I have a few Mother of pearl Chinese hand carved gaming counters
Can some one tell me what the letter or letters are carved in to this casino chip?
I think they are from the 18oos based on my research , found them in an estate sale with a bunch of mother of pearl tokens
Any value?
Thanks so much for looking and your advice
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sorry, didn't turn the photo, think it needs to moved 1 click to the right
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I believe that is a cursive "F" or maybe a cursive "T"

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To me, looks like an F.
 
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Thanks to all that replied
I also considered the letter F, but had concerns about the squiggled line to the right, considered it might be a second letter
Also considered the letters G and J
Not sure of 1700s - 18oos script, tried to find a chart to no avail
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Agree. Edwardian script 'F'

There are loads of them on ebay. The asking prices appear to be all over the place. Actual sales are in the $5 to $15 range.

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This token appears to be hand engraved and can be classified as a calligraphy style still used today.

Actually it appears to be similar to a 'Love Token' possibly with the lovers initial engraved.

If it were engraved on a coin, which is most common, it could be easily dated.

However its most likely a 'One-Off' item and dating would be extremely difficult to determine.

If is in fact a Love Token, the people involved were probably wealthy and lived in or near a large city.

One usually doesnt find silversmiths, jewelers or engravers in rural areas.

Certainly not a gift afforded by a farm boy going off to war or to the gold fields, and the like.
 
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Why do you ask the value Brady you plan on selling you are a dealer aren't you ........lol
 
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why did a post from 2 years ago get reposted or updated?
I'm not a dealer of anything of any kind, I'm an amateur collector of antique mother of pearl tokens, occasional seller
sorry, I have a troll and have no interest in this bully's posts against me
 
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