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World Coins132 of 3721894 South African 2 Shillings RingAncient Coin Unknown to me. Help identifying it.
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Posted 2 years ago

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I thought I read in the past it was some sort of Stamp for coins? I honestly have no idea. Any help will do on this. Thank you

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  1. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 2 years ago
    My guess & gut feeling is a seal. probably for wax but maybe ink.
  2. dempseycollector dempseycollector, 2 years ago
    LoL. Thats what I meant. Seal is the word I was looking for. I'm braindead lately.
  3. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 2 years ago
    Well, I would have written sooner, - but no one was at home.
  4. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 2 years ago
    Well, I would have written sooner, - but no one was at home.
  5. dempseycollector dempseycollector, 2 years ago
    You think this is old? How old? Where could I get this identified so I know whst it says or means?
  6. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 2 years ago
    I live on a little island and as you have the Net, you have the same resources I do other than gained knowledge maybe. It doesn't appear far East & certainly not Western or mid thru sud Afrika. That points me toward mid-east as a starting point. Up to you & others now to come up with an answer. I do think it may be older than you think because of the lettering.
  7. dempseycollector dempseycollector, 2 years ago
    Thanks blunderbuss2. Seems from what I am seeing it is a Antique Chinese bronze seal, Qing Dynasty or earlier possibly. Now I need someone to translate it or me.
  8. dempseycollector dempseycollector, 2 years ago
    Does anyone understand the writing on this seal? I am looking for someone to possibly let me know what it reads.
  9. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    They call it a 'chop'. It will create an image where the characters are white.
    Baiwen (hakubun in Japanese, lit. "white characters") seals imprint the background in red, leaving white characters, sometimes referred to as yin seals.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seal_(East_Asia)

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