Need help with german hammered silver coin

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Need help with german hammered silver coin

#1 Unread post by zenker » Fri Sep 04, 2015 5:44 am

Totaly unknown coin for me so im coming to ask ur info :dunno
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Re: Need help with german hammered silver coin

#2 Unread post by mhonzell » Fri Sep 04, 2015 8:07 am

A couple of things that would help:

1. Can you weigh the coin?
2. Can you provide the largest diameter of the coin?
3. Give your best guess at reading the letters. There are fine lines on some of them that I cannot make out to distinguish them.
For instance:
On the side with the king, I see (starting from top center)... "I + U C R _ _ H _"
The "C" looks like a backwards "D".
On the reverse, I see (starting from bottom, left of center)... "H O _ N _ _ I V I T A"
4. Why do you think this is German?

Secondly, the King's depiction is somewhat "cartoonish" as indicated by the brow line, eye, nose, crown and lack of facial contours. First thing I thought was a token, ancient barbarous counterfeit, or fake. Even though hammered, most hammered coins have much better depictions of faces. This type of representation is a much more modern "minimalist" take on old coins.

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Re: Need help with german hammered silver coin

#3 Unread post by Daniel » Fri Sep 04, 2015 8:11 pm

Almost looks Spanish.

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