30 December 2014

Metal Detecting Post #124 - Mystery Coin ID'd

This is a follow up post to a previous one about what I believed (but wasn't sure) was a counter-stamped or counter-marked token or coin, dating to the early 19th century. To satisfy my curiosity, I sent images and details of the find to Mark Parker. Mark is a contributing editor to Western & Eastern Treasures Magazine and a recognized expert on identifying artifacts and relics. He had already responded with an identification several weeks ago, but I was surprised that my inquiry made the most recent issue of the magazine.
(Note: the value of this piece is inconsequential to me as I do not sell my finds. Mark always includes an estimated value for those who might be interested.)