Turanian Set of Eight Gaming Coins
The Kingdom of Turan is rising in barbaric splendor on the south-western shores of the great inland sea Vilayet. This gaming set includes three larger brass 5p coins and five smaller copper 1p coins from Turan. Both feature towers on obverse with the rayed sunrise behind and a rampant wolf within a crescent moon on the reverse. Text is inscribed in Turkic runes.
The coins in this set from the world of Robert E. Howard are struck from solid brass and copper, measure 2 to 2.6 cm in diameter, and weigh 2.7 to 5.8 grams. Coin artwork by Woody Maringer.
The set contains coins treated to look as if they have been handled and circulated within their world. This process is done by hand, and it is both an art and a science. Coloring and patinas will vary. No two sets are exactly the same! Coins are struck one at a time in the USA using antique machinery and traditional coining techniques. A colorful description is included with history and facts about the coins.
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