Featured Can’t figure out what this ancient Roman coin has been turned into

Discussion in 'Antique Discussion' started by Elizabeth Brushia, Feb 11, 2024.

  1. Can’t seem to figure out the purpose of this altered coin, thought money clip, cufflink, bolo tie…. Nothing comes up quite like it, and metal flairs on both sides which leads me to believe there could be more to the piece? Suggestions r greatly appreciated. It is marked with a p&s on the backplate

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  2. Matahari

    Matahari Well-Known Member

    A belt buckle ?
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  3. It has a tighter grasp so it’s possible, I even thought possibly a homemade money clip. The stamp looks more professional to me though…
  4. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    I doubt it’s an authentic coin. It looks like a commercial belt buckle to me.
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  5. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Ditto. There are many replicas and ancient coin lookalikes are used for all sorts of items. Looks like it was made this way.
  6. Thanks for that input, I generally can’t stop till I find my answer.. I’ll see what I can come up with based on ur thoughts
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  7. Rayo56

    Rayo56 Well-Known Member

    A definite copy/reproduction. Any idea of the size??
    I'd go with a type of belt buckle also.
    A real example is about the size of a US half dollar.

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  8. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    I like bolo tie for the hardware...
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  9. That’s a great reference to know, thank you… this is just about the size of a nickel…
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