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  1. Try WWW.coinarchives.com ,if one has been autioned in the past 5 years it might be in there.Phil
  2. I think it is either Hungarian or Polish but I'm not sure.
  3. Well I finally found a Henry III in very nice cond..I also acquired a HenryIV.I am trying to obtain a sizable collection of French kings.The coin prices have soared sky high in a lot of categories.Let me know what you think.Phil
  4. The metal in it is too brittle and lite density to hammer coins for sure.I'm thinking that it was some kind of royal seal.
  5. The lady I bought it from said she bought it from the estate sale of a well known antique collector in her area.She lives in Beverly ,Maryland.
  6. It's 1 and a half inches in diameter.It's about a quarter inch in thickness.I would think if it was a fantasy coin it wouldn't have the letters in mirror image.
  7. It does not show signs of anything being attached at anitime,but most medeival seals were on cords or strings.the movies showed seals as being massive stamps.The reverse side seems to be of a fibrous metal.I do believe it is metal and not stone.Could be meteorite?It has the same composition.
  8. Hi Tiffy ,what do you think of this unknown item.?
  9. Well I have it in hand.It's composition reminds me of lava rock.It is not metal.It is very lite and nonmagnetic.I can see traces of a substance In the incuse portrait area that are like wax and are red.It appears to be an exact likeness from the mysterious portrait of Henry IV since it shows the broach he wore on his head scarf in that portrait.The letters on the right side read( HENRICUS-IV-D-G-ANG).On the left side reads(FR-ET-IMB-REX).On the crown are the numerals IXI.Is it possible that this could be a Royal Seal,hence the red colored waxy substance?I will try to give you a better scan,but
  10. These may help,I can't upload the picture,but the first pic in my gallery is an original photo.Not enhanced.Thanx for the help.It seems to have writing on the crown and the designers intials at the top.I haven't received the item yet ,so I'm going on the photo's supplied by the seller.She said she bought it from a collectors estate in north eastern U.S.
  11. Sorry for the slow response ,I went to bed early last night.
  12. The portrait is incuse also.There is a different picture in my album that shows it more original and not enhanced.
  13. Hey everybody,I found something very unusual.I really don't know what it is.I think it might be a coin die from the Henry IV rule.You can't see the lettering in the photo but it says Henricus IV.Can anybody give me a clue? It's listed in my album as HenryIV, the first two pictures.
  14. Thanks everyone,I really value all of you as numismatic friends.I have a very good contact in Peru that I have dealt with for quite some time,but I was thinking of branching out a little more.The only reason for that is as we say here"More bang for the buck".Larger quantity,lower price.My Peru contact does'n deal much in large lots.Thanks again for the help.Phil
  15. There is a lot of spanish 8R coins on ebay,it is in Malaysia.Is there any way of tell if they are fake before you actually buy them.You loose the shipping both ways if you send them back,and thats 40.00.Thanks Phil
  16. Thanks Ian ,the letter below the bust is an R.Thanks for the info.Did you see the Henri II while you were in my album.It's not a great piece but before I soaked it you couldn't even tell what it was.I bought it on a hope of it turning out to be a descent.It seems to me to be a copper with spots of silver.
  17. Thanks soooooo much Tiffi,you are awesome!!!!! It's funny because I was believing the same about the david and goliathe theme,but I couldn't imagine the reason it would be used.The thing that stumped me on it was the soldier holding a primitive flintlock rifle that they wouldn't have had in David's time.I didn't think of a comparison thing.WOW !!!great work .I will put this info in my coin profile for future use.Thanks again.Phil What did you think of the Henri II and Henri III ?
  18. Hey Ian,I have the Henri's loaded into my album now if you want to take a look.Phil
  19. no I wasn't thinking .I have a henri the second and third.phil
  20. I'll try to get that Henri in my album today.I also have a henri the first but not in very good quality,and with no date. Phil
  21. Thanks for the help.I went to my latin dictionary and got a crude translation. Fugato:to command to leave.Turca:Turks-Reverse side: Melita:Sweet Liberata:freedom History of the Turks ,In 1535 Charles the 5th drove the turks out of hungary and retook northern italy from the french.In 1579 the turkish empire was crumbling.The other coin reads A great gift from only God ( Magna facis solus Deus) The other side reads (To prove a promise made to himself).I believe these were made to commemorate the liberation of Europe from the turks and the French rule.Thanks phil
  22. thanks for the help Tiffibunny. I really love the medieval coins,but I have gotten into the olympic coins as well.My prize piece is a 1577 Henri the second of france that I had set in a gold bezel.I keep that one around my neck.I'll try to add that one to my album as well.Phil
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