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Author Topic: is it a coin that became a button?  (Read 134 times)

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Offline Nikos P2

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is it a coin that became a button?
« on: February 20, 2022, 01:42:09 pm »
bronze 20.5cm
3.5gram

is it a coin that became a button? I noticed the holes

Offline SC

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Re: is it a coin that became a button?
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2022, 09:47:05 pm »
There is little evidence of coins being used as button back then but they were holed for various other reasons - primarily to make "jewelry" including both real jewelry like neckless and bracelets and things like apotropaic "charm" bracelets for children.

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Offline Pete B

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Re: is it a coin that became a button?
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2022, 08:30:31 pm »
It's an early "spinner"

 

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