Tiny silver coin for id. ID'd by Figgis. Russian Wire Money

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Found on constant pasture beside the shore and a old settlement (on my own wee bit of land)

It was 18 solid on the nox and only about 2 inch down. Took ages to find it with pointer :thumbsup:
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Interesting !
Thought at first it was a stamp until i saw the other sides.
Text made me think possibly Roman or even Russian for some reason but to be honest no idea.
Let`s see what it actually transpires to be.
At least it was a find and different to the norm.
Cheers, :thumbsup:
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Dave The Slave wrote: Fri Nov 06, 2020 2:35 pm Interesting !
Thought at first it was a stamp until i saw the other sides.
Text made me think possibly Roman or even Russian for some reason but to be honest no idea.
Let`s see what it actually transpires to be.
At least it was a find and different to the norm.
Cheers, :thumbsup:
Dave.
My thoughts too Dave. The writing is flumoxing me. Is it Greek?
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Russian wire money? Cracking find :thumbsup:
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Some of the letters struck me as being Russian as well, but I have no idea really..
Lovely find though and very interesting....
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figgis wrote: Fri Nov 06, 2020 2:39 pm Russian wire money? Cracking find :thumbsup:
Fascinating what you can learn on here..I had never heard of that, but a quick Google and it looks like you are right... :thumbsup:
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figgis wrote: Fri Nov 06, 2020 2:39 pm Russian wire money? Cracking find :thumbsup:
Every day is a school day. Dave was right too with his Russian thoughts.
Thanks Figgis.
W o W a Russian Hammered, two inch under the soul, HERE. Amazing :o
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figgis wrote: Fri Nov 06, 2020 2:39 pm Russian wire money? Cracking find :thumbsup:
John, what a great ID !
Never heard of this before, that`s todays History lesson.
Cheers, :thumbsup:
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Soon as I saw it I was going to say that text is Cyrillic so Russian (or one of the former Russian Repulics).

But like most on here, apart from Figgis who made a fantastic ID, I had never heard of Russian Wire money.

So that makes it mid 14th century to 1718 by this site https://www.metaldetectingworld.com/ham ... oins.shtml

I noticed the comment "beside the shore", (I do hope that is the North Sea as otherwise this is likely to be wrong), we imported a lot of flax and hemp from the Baltic ports, might it have been connected to that trade??.

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Saffron wrote: Fri Nov 06, 2020 3:15 pm Soon as I saw it I was going to say that text is Cyrillic so Russian (or one of the former Russian Repulics).

But like most on here, apart from Figgis who made a fantastic ID, I had never heard of Russian Wire money.

So that makes it mid 14th century to 1718 by this site https://www.metaldetectingworld.com/ham ... oins.shtml

I noticed the comment "beside the shore", (I do hope that is the North Sea as otherwise this is likely to be wrong), we imported a lot of flax and hemp from the Baltic ports, might it have been connected to that trade??.

Evan
Hey Evan that is really interesting regarding the trade of flax and hemp. Found on the Atlantic seaboard. But beside a village of about the 15th C. And that really confuses me. Bizarre area. And not in recent history been heavily used in any way apart from fishing and shelter for ships.
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What a great find, never seen one before

Well found and saved :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Regards Steve
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Great find on your land Saki :clapping:
Great ID too, and fantastic interaction with even more history
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Love it.... :thumbsup:
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That's a great find. :thumbsup:
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Saki wrote: Fri Nov 06, 2020 5:28 pm Hey Evan that is really interesting regarding the trade of flax and hemp. Found on the Atlantic seaboard. But beside a village of about the 15th C. And that really confuses me. Bizarre area. And not in recent history been heavily used in any way apart from fishing and shelter for ships.
The way this week has gone it was bound to be the Atlantic coast :pulling hair out: :pulling hair out:

The timeframe for the Russian wire money overlapped with when we imported a lot of flax an hemp from the Baltic, so as found on the coast it was a possibility. Obviously we imported other things and some trade would have gone right around the UK to the Atlantic coast, but it reduces the chances.

But if it was just a small village it could well have nothing to do with trade and imports, and be just one of the many finds that we make and can never find any logical reason for it being there.

I suspect you will never find any reason for it being there, but irrespective of that it is a cracking find. As a bonus many of us have learnt some thing new due to the great ID of Russian wire money by Figgis.

Evan
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Just had a quick flick through some sites about Russian wire money.
Some are VERY detailed (especially one Ukranian site), so I am sure it should be possible to date this coin.

Evan
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