Monday, January 11, 2016

Off-Topic: Can you identify this item?

A friend sent me this photo of a piece that needs identification. Can you help?

Information provided by Mark Lehman: it is a 19th or 20th century "Magic Coin", a good luck token made to vaguely resemble something with cufic script, from "the Mysterous East", some of these were carried by members of a club or organization, but this one seems to have no information of that sort on it, so it's a pocket piece or possibly something sold as a prop for a stage magician.


  1. I don't know where its from but there is numerals on the right hand image, at the bottom that say 1556. Not sure which calender they were using, but its a start.

  2. It is a not coin. It is Chinese fantasy.

  3. Even I could find the Arabic numbers that read out 1556. Rest is all a jumble. Do these have any value? All the coins have this exact same Arabic numerals.