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Alexander Burmov

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iconnumber posted 10-24-2005 10:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Alexander Burmov     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Greetings to everyone in the forum again! I will soon come up with some more news about the pitcher. I felt enormously grateful when cutcher offered to send me a copy of Tardy's work! I would gladly accept the gift and will soon write him back.

In between I am taking the chance to present an old silver seal. (Or is it simply a coin, welded to a ring?) In my assumption it may well be Turkish. And I am absolutely uncertain about its age.

Could anyone tell me more about the character, the date and origin of the object?

I have duplicated the photos, adding some more yellow in the copies to provide a better contrast.

Many sincere thanks again to all who already responded to my questions about the pitcher! Remaining impatient to learn now more about this seal (or ring?) and - why not? - about seals in general.

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iconnumber posted 10-24-2005 12:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kimo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
To me, it looks like it is an Islamic coin soldered to a ring for the tourist trade. I am not an expert on such coins and there are thousands of different designs of them that were made everywhere from Morocco to China. Such old Islamic coins, especially ones in such poor condition like this one, are very common and make for good material to make into inexpensive jewelry for tourists since they have little or no collector's value. In the photo I can see that the back side looks smooth and that most of the coin's design has been polished off there, but there is still a bit of the original design in the form of the typical beaded edge. The ring that was soldered to the back is the sort that is commonly used on this type of trinket in that it has the split in the middle which allows the two sides to be spread apart or squeezed together to make it fit anyone.

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