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    Posted 6 years ago

    Westside66
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    First impression is that they are musket ball type military tunic buttons possibly made from silver. They are all marked but look possibly European rather than English.

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    1. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Very interesting, these buttons are made from antique Thaïlande money, called Pod duong.
      https://thaipodduang.wordpress.com/
    2. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Also called Thaï bullet money !

      Welcome to CW :-)
    3. Westside66, 6 years ago
      Brilliant, kyratango, thanks you for identifying these bullet money.
      King Mongkut (King Rama IV)
      1851-1868 A.D.
      King Mongkut ordered bullet coins to be minted for distribution with stampings of Chakra and Mongkut (Siamese Crown, the King's former name). During his reign, the king also ordered the production of silver and gold bullet coins bearing "Phra Tao" or Royal Water Pot mark.
    4. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Westside, glad you found the reign of yours!
      I know Pod duang since I searched for mine, mounted as cufflinks, had a search for bullet Asian money and they appeared.
    5. Westside66, 6 years ago
      Its already very dark here and was earlier when i took the photos.
      Thanks for the welcome, I've just posted some more buttons and a Chinese clasp.

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