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Offline ego sum malum

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A Pin?
« on: April 25, 2012, 02:37:45 pm »
       I bought an uncleaned lot of 100 Roman Coins and to my surprise, one of them wasn't a coin. It looks like some kind of pin. Still Roman? If so, what the heck is it used for?

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Re: A Pin?
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2012, 04:52:11 pm »
A button? An ornament? What size is it?
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Re: A Pin?
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2012, 10:07:46 pm »
It's about 15MM.

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Re: A Pin?
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2012, 03:21:28 am »
yeah, might be a button.

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Re: A Pin?
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2012, 03:42:21 am »
These things are found in the Balkans in great numbers and often appear in lots.

They are buttons or dress ornaments and usually date from early moden times - ie Ottoman occupation of the Balkans.

Some types may be early Medieval Slav but most are late.


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Re: A Pin?
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2012, 03:25:57 am »
Thank you. Looking at it, it does make sense that it's a button. Part of me is disappointed that it's not a coin, but the other part thinks having an old button is cool.

 

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