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Do any of you know about Pre Columbian South American art? I

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Do any of you know about Pre Columbian South American art?I think I may have found something rather special.It is a Carlos V (Charles the fifth) 4 reale coin of 1521. A period where transition was violent and ongoing.It is only apparently Spanish on one side. It seems to be a piece of local art that was already flat and was simply and hurriedly hacked into coin sizes and franked on one side with a crude frank to make the legal tender. Probably to pay for soldiers.Can anyone place the image?It looks to be two obsidian clubs with a head above it and perhaps Fire below.If it is what I think it is.. it's a very cool find indeed. I bought it as an unidentified coin.Any ideas people?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Antiques
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Expert:  Doris replied 1 year ago.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Coins not your thing Doris?
Expert:  Shantal-Mod replied 1 year ago.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No, I haven't. It's a c oss between a coin expert and an expert on South American art,.. a challenge, I know.
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