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Token: Philippines Anting Anting Talisman
Token: Philippines Anting Anting Talisman

Anting-anting is a Filipino system of magic and sorcery that uses talismans, amulets and charms. There is a southeast Asian tradition of tribal jewelry where 'anting-anting' means 'ear pendant.' These charms are most commonly used by folk-believers as a repellent of disease, danger, and death. The date of 1001 is ficticious. They are usually made of non-precious metal, but silver examples are found. Modern versions incorporate Christian and Masonic symbols. SN JOSE PATRIARCA probably alludes to St. Joseph the Patriarch.

It is difficult to place a value on such items. To one practicing sorcery they are probably quite valuable. They can be found around the web selling for a few US dollars to about $100.

There is a short article at CoinCommunity with an example in brass.

Coin: 10272 , Genre: Tokens
Requested by: ANN, Sun, 05-Feb-2012 00:25:41 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Fri, 06-Dec-2013 23:20:06 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest. Appraisal ok., Sun, 13-Dec-2015 19:21:02 GMT
Requester description: 1001AD SENOR SN JOSE WITH THE SUN ON THE LOWER LEFT AND FIRST QUARTER MOON AND 5 STARS ON THE LOWER RIGHT CORNER. IN THE BACK OF THE COIN, ON TOP IS A SMALL SUN WITH A TRIANGLE INSIDE. IN THE MIDDLE PART IS AN ANGEL WITH A TRUMPET AND THE BOTTOM PART HAS SEVERAL CROSSES THEN THE DATE 1001.
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