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Old 11-29-2012, 07:42 AM   #1
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Proof that Nazis were in Egypt

Found this little item recently:



I don't know what the logo "FEK" stands for.

French Egyptian something?

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Old 12-02-2012, 12:21 PM   #2
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Interesting. Can you say a little bit more about the provenience of this coin?

I note that the swastika is not angled at 45, so it's (strictly speaking) not a Nazi-type NSDAP swastika. Which shall not mean that this wasn't some Germany 1930s issued coin, either commemorative. Could also be a medal, from a trade fair, or from some obscure society.

But going by the swastika... could be the Finnish/Swedish military... ()

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swastik...ka_in_military
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Old 12-02-2012, 01:46 PM   #3
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These items are Egyptian Magic Coin tokens.

They have Egyptian symbols on both sides, one side has the sphinx and pyramids,
the other side has a pharoah and various hieroglyphic symbols.

Apparently the first use was as a watch fob sold by the Sears company in 1905.

Later, the medallions with loops were made for wearing as amulets or jewelry.

Some are found with the loops removed and look like coins.

Most do not have any text, but some have advertisng on them.

I have seen these items for years on Internet coin and metal detecting boards,
on Ebay, at coin shows, and even in movies.

Some information can be found on the internet by looking for "Egyptian Magic Coin".

I posted this particular one because it had the logo and swastika on it,
probably added to mark the manufacturer. I bought it from a coin dealer.


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Old 12-03-2012, 12:47 AM   #4
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As we know, the 'Swastika' is an ancient and multi-cultural symbol.

A plate from Samarra, Iraq, c.5000 BC:



The Greeks used it, as on this vase from Boetia depicting Artemis, c.680 BC:



And 4th century BC helmet:



A Roman oil lamp from 3rd-4th century AD:



Even the tombstone of Abbot Simon de Gillans from 1345:



And those dastardlly Americans!






Lots more here and here.





I suspect the swastikas on the coin are just an extra dose of good luck, from a time when the symbol was associated with luck in western culture.

The word swastika derives fom the Sanskrit 'svastika', denoting a lucky object.












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Old 12-03-2012, 09:34 AM   #5
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More information on these items can be found here:

Good Luck Coins:
http://www.luckymojo.com/goodluckcoins.html

Good Luck Coins:
http://www.churchofgoodluck.com/Tokens_and_Coins.html

Swastika Tokens:
http://www.sageventure.com/coins/tokens.html

Coin collectors (numismatists) don't call these items "coins" as
they are not used for money.
They are tokens or medallions, tecnically "exonumia".

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Old 12-03-2012, 12:40 PM   #6
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Wow, that's a visual swastika tsunami, Monty!

(A sentence I never tought I would type, like, ever)


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Coin collectors (numismatists) don't call these items "coins" as
they are not used for money.
They are tokens or medallions, tecnically "exonumia".


Correct, which is why places like the British Museum or the Met have a "Department of Coins and Medals"
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More information on these items can be found here:

I was reading an interesting webpage on these, and it wasn't until I got to the last image that I realized it was your own page!

I like your site, loads of great stuff to dip into.

(Even a Disney orgy!)
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This one is from Australia:



The figure with the long ears to the left of the seated Pharoah looks familiar.

Can anyone identify the figure?

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His species are known to be pretty long-lived...
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Quote:
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I was reading an interesting webpage on these, and it wasn't until I got to the last image that I realized it was your own page!

I like your site, loads of great stuff to dip into.

(Even a Disney orgy!)

I agree. It's an absolutely fabulous read.

The Disney stuff was scary though...
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