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Hello,

 

the German obverse text oft his small counter(?) indicates a German mint (Reich in Nuremberg?).

 

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Jeton or counter of Alexander I of Russia (1801-1825), struck in Germany ca. 1814-1825 AD.,

Brass Jeton (20-21 mm / 0,84 g),

Obv.: ALEXANDER KAI. V. RUSSLAND , his bust facing left.

Rev.: AMOR - PATRI / H , urn decorated with a garland.

 

same dies as Gorny & Mosch Aukt. 178 (12 March 2009), Lot number: 6319

(http://www.coinarchives.com/w/lotviewer.php?LotID=674055&AucID=492&Lot=6319) .

 

What is the meaning of the H in the exergue of the reverse?

 

Maybe someone has more information.

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L. B. Fauver (Nuremberg and Nuremberg Style Jetons, p. 58) identifies the engraver as J. W. Huber (Furth) and states that he flourished around 1825-1840. Since it's a funeral urn it presumably has to do with Alexander's passing in 1825. He states it is very rare and classifies as 1235/4345.

 

Forrer's only Huber entry refers to a Swiss engraver and makes no mention of working in Furth.

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I don't understand what "1235/4345" means. :ninja:

 

Please elaborate.

 

Thanks!

 

Same for me - maybe elverno is challenging us by a brainteaser.

As a natural scientist my first approach was mathematical. But 0,2842347 also makes no sense. ;)

 

@ De Orc: Size and weight of this little one may indicate more on a counter/gaming token or children´s play money.

 

I would call it a German jeton with a russian theme. Alexander must have been very popular in Germany of those days.

 

rgds.

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Hello,

 

the German obverse text oft his small counter(?) indicates a German mint (Reich in Nuremberg?).

 

tok086.jpg

 

Jeton or counter of Alexander I of Russia (1801-1825), struck in Germany ca. 1814-1825 AD.,

Brass Jeton (20-21 mm / 0,84 g),

Obv.: ALEXANDER KAI. V. RUSSLAND , his bust facing left.

Rev.: AMOR - PATRI / H , urn decorated with a garland.

 

same dies as Gorny & Mosch Aukt. 178 (12 March 2009), Lot number: 6319

(http://www.coinarchives.com/w/lotviewer.php?LotID=674055&AucID=492&Lot=6319) .

 

What is the meaning of the H in the exergue of the reverse?

 

Maybe someone has more information.

 

 

I just checked Diakov and Kholokovskij/Godlevskij references and did not see any info on this jeton, did I miss it ?

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