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Can someone help me with some info about this seal (coin)?

 

The metal is probably lead.

Weight: 6.66 grams. Diameter: around 25 mm.

 

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1 : http://i54.tinypic.com/288zjsy.jpg

 

2 : http://i54.tinypic.com/win6tw.jpg - The letters ,,ES" are prezent right in the middle, hope it helps.

 

Thanks!

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Im pretty certain that it's a seal and not a coin. I also feel like the image of the shield is upside-down; it seems like there is a date of 1601 as well as a crown (on bottom currently) if rotated. I would venture this is just a seal used to close off a chest or something of the sort. It's pretty interesting though, I've had many wax document seals that are very similar to this.

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Unfortunately I haven't the foggiest. Someone else might know more on the heraldry though, try someone from the "world coin" section that seems more knowledgeable...otherwise...Internet search?

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One of the things about seals is they could be made for a wider range of people. I went ahead and turned it 180 degrees. I'm thinking the "shield" is a old style beehive. And it has a chain or rope as a border. Looks like a five pointed crown. I did a search for 1601 lead seal beehive crown sword but did not come up with anything. You may find something with a different combination. Vfox is right the world coin section may be a better fit. Some one may recognize the design. Also you may add "heraldry" in to some combination of the words I used like beehive crown sword heraldry or a combination. BTW you may want to save the picture I put on my photobucket page on yours. Every so often I purge some pictures it it.

 

288zjsy1.jpg

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  • 4 weeks later...

Forgot to ask where did you find it? I see you are from Romania. You may try that in the mix like beehive Romania etc. Maybe coat of arms? It may also help someone else here figure it out.

 

I bought it from someone from Romania. He doesen`t remeber where he has it from. Still, I don`t think it`s from this area...

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