🔎 UNIDENTIFIED Possible French coin.....possible counterfeit?

wagon55

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I popped this honker last week out of a farm field. It rang up in the low 30s on my Nox 800. When I saw it in the hole, it looked shiny and I thought for sure it was silver. I sprayed the heck out of it with water. Then I saw the green and thought it may be copper. But there is still shiny on it. I could see there was letters around the edge, but couldn't make them out in the field. Once I got home and got some better lighting and side light, I could make out some of the letters and roman numerals. Some digging buddies of mine and I did a little research and we think we have sorta made an ID, but not definite. I ordered a silver kit just to know for sure, but I really don't think it is. It is 38-39mm in diameter and weighs in at 23 grams. Any thoughts? Anyone find anything similar?
 

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France - Louis XIV - King: 14 May 1643 - 1 September 1715
1647 Silver Ecu 37mm (27.00 grams) .917 Silver
Reference: Dy# 1469 (1646-59) | Engraver: Jean Warin
LVD.XIIII.D.G.FR.ET.NAV.REX, Louis facing right.
SIT·NOMEN·DOMINI··BENEDICTUM·N, Crowned shield with three fleur-de-lis within.
Similar to this one.
Don.....
PS: Yours is wider and of less weight than the authentic coin above. May possibly be a counterfeit.​
 
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France - Louis XIV - King: 14 May 1643 - 1 September 1715
1647 Silver Ecu 37mm (27.00 grams) .917 Silver
Reference: Dy# 1469 (1646-59) | Engraver: Jean Warin
LVD.XIIII.D.G.FR.ET.NAV.REX, Louis facing right.
SIT·NOMEN·DOMINI··BENEDICTUM·N, Crowned shield with three fleur-de-lis within.
Similar to this one.
Don.....
PS: Yours is wider and of less weight than the authentic coin above. May possibly be a counterfeit.​
https://colnect.com/en/coins/coin/4...L_M_N_O_P_S_T_X_-1643~1715_-_Louis_XIV-France
Check this link. This one would match with the size.
 
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Very cool find! Contemporary counterfeits of French Ecus are known to be out there. Here's one from Worthpoint-

 

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Looks like it tests silver…
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