Richard Doty writes:
I thought of something regarding the 1817 Jola from San Antonio - the two straight breaks along the edge suggest that the flan might have been one of a number, cast in a line, then broken off for coining. Ancient Jewish bronzes were often manufactured in the same way. There's a French term, en chapelet, for this kind of process; the word 'chapelet' refers to something in a series, but it can also mean a rosary or a string on onions!
Interesting idea. What do readers think? Has anyone studied these coins extensively? Any theories on how they were made? ! I haven't seen many images of these, and have never seen a REAL one in person.
To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see:
RARE 1817 JOLAS SOLD BY SAN ANTONIO FINDER
Wayne Homren, Editor
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