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ello everybody, I finally got back to looking at some of my collection today and found this little coin. At first I thought it to be a tree of some sorts and then after doing some research realized it was an anchor and I therefor think it's Greek and of Apollonia Pontika. I just couldn't seem to find one which the anchor has dots or eyes underneath it as mine does. I am also considering it could be a fake, however seems unlikely. I also hope you can discern how small it is based on the staples in the pictures. I appreciate any information I can get, Thanks so much -Jake.
the most famous and remarkable gold coins of the Ottoman Empire are those of the km # 638 series. 1HAYRIYE ALTIN these coins were used for commercial transactions as well as for jewelery. at the time of his kingdom MAHMUD II (1828 - 1833) it had given a relative liberty to the subordinate peoples to have in their possession such gold coins. at that time many poor people living in the countryside managed to get these coins by working hard they gathered them not to feel rich but more to endow their daughters. so when the time of the wedding arrived, they pierced these fine gold coins and made a golden necklace and splashed them on the neck of the bride and with these golden coins the new couple made their new house. This is the reason why most of these coins are pierced. many of these coins have disappeared since then and some have been rescued.and have remained very little because after the fall of the Ottoman empire and the creation of the new Turkish state, the Turks banned every transaction with these coins and after he had gleaned as much as he could have melted them. this law has been up to date. But there is something that the collectors of the Ottoman coins maybe not aware of is that among these golden Ottoman coins of that period some of them are really very rare. among those golden coins that left me as an inheritance my grandmother is that in the photo with date of cut 1223/23. The coins of this date are really difficult to find anyone who love these coins and is a fanatical collector of Ottoman coins There are also some variations in decorative flowers in relation to the other coins of this series and I believe that for all these reasons and for the history of these coins, the valuation of their collectible value must be very large. Thanks
Hello people, Thanks for allowing me to join the community! umm.. i'm not much of an ancient coin buff, but i have come across this coin and i can't quite place it, can someone please help ?