My earliest item is nothing fancy, but has been in the family for a time. It's a 75mm shell casing from Norway, 1940, probably from a field gun or an anti-aircraft gun.
The worst thing about living in Latin America is there are no fine antiquities, German Militaria, or flea markets or gun shows to satisfy my love of finely made antiquities..
But here are some spindle-weights used by pre-columbian indians the locals were digging up in Nicaragua. I paid about $2 each and accompanied them to the site several days to verify the findings.
I donated them all to the museum at Ometepe, as I didn't want to carry them around. But I love the designs they show.
Whatever its just an opinion.
i mean about the ottoman coins.Very hard to see what they are..Little letters to see and not clear
Here is my large Bhoddisatva Quan Yin that sits in my living room in front of an ancient Japanese sumi e scroll with a bamboo motif. She's probably 19th century and was painted up colorfully at one time. I put a vintage Gurkha Kukri in her lap.
Thanks. The silver piece is the valuable one. Francis was duke of Lorrain and of Tuscany in Italy (it was against the law for Maria Theresa to become Holy Roman Emperor because she was a woman, so her weaker husband held these lands as emperor even tho M.Theresa had the balls and dominated).
Here's a better picture of your coin. Note the shield of Lorrain (left side of shield in eagle breast,) and Tuscany,(the arms of Lorenzo the Magnificant!), on the right.
You have a real historical piece here.