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Uncle Pete

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« on: March 04, 2022, 15:40 »
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Nothing to do with politics, or money or countries or ethnics or groups or gender... sorry.  ;)

If it's tribal symbol the head is small. If it's a land or water feature, that doesn't make sense because of the curved part.
I'm just hoping that someone in the world has seen something like this before?



SpaceStockFootage

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« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2022, 19:06 »
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Looks like a side profile of a man's hair, back of the head to the left and the gap for the face to the right. Sideburns in the middle at the bottom, hole for the ear just to the left of that, receding hairline top right and I guess the fuzzy bit in the middle is some kind of reflection.

SVH

« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2022, 04:33 »
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Looks like a side profile of a man's hair, back of the head to the left and the gap for the face to the right. Sideburns in the middle at the bottom, hole for the ear just to the left of that, receding hairline top right and I guess the fuzzy bit in the middle is some kind of reflection.

Yes, or a helmet from the roman era.

« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2022, 04:59 »
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Agree it looks most like part of an ancient helmet in profile. Any context?

« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2022, 05:27 »
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ancient axe (as a weapon)?

« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2022, 05:46 »
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I am with SpaceStockFootage here. It's the side view of a man's hair. It's not so obvious when it's all pixelated like this in full size, but when you resize it and look at the small version, it's 100% obvious.
« Last Edit: March 05, 2022, 05:49 by Firn »

SpaceStockFootage

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« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2022, 05:58 »
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And if I had to guess which man in particular... my money would be on Zod.

Uncle Pete

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« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2022, 09:42 »
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And if I had to guess which man in particular... my money would be on Zod.

Elvis?  :)

Yes I did some comparisons and this isn't just something new. The question has been about for many years. I didn't want to lead anyone with the Roman warrior idea, or hair or maybe a tribal warrior with a headdress. I searched maps for lakes, or places like the Aleutian Islands.

Turned the other way, it's not so much "obviously" a profile of a hairdo and side burns.



ps It's a casino chip, and within the gaming collecting group, which I'm one of those, no one has ever discovered the source. They have been found in Red and Blue. The white is just to remove the background and provide more contrast.

Thanks for all the responses and ideas. Where is it from, is the ultimate question?

« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2022, 09:50 »
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Is there a picture without the black coloring or perhaps a higher resolution? I like a mystery

Uncle Pete

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« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2022, 10:11 »
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Is there a picture without the black coloring or perhaps a higher resolution? I like a mystery

Thank You, this is the actual scanned image of the gaming chip in question.



Purchased from an eBay seller somewhere in the Eastern US, over 20 years ago.

Maybe pareidolia, maybe not. Could be a knife with a handle? Only thing I know for sure is, it's an obsolete gaming chip. And this mold hasn't been used to make chips for over 20 years.

DIAMOND-SQUARE-SQUARE (DISQSQ) (or SQUARE-SQUARE-DIAMOND [SQSQDI]) -- a diamond and two squares (hubs), repeated 8 times. It was owned by the Burt Co., and was later owned by its successor, Atlantic Molding.  They called it the "2 square-diamond" mold.  Until about 1990 it was used by some foreign casinos.  In its heydays it was used by  Code and Co., Chicago IL; and San Francisco Card Co.

UPDATE: this mold is not in use anymore, has not been used to make chips in some 20 years. It was donated to the Nevada Historical Society and is on display there.



« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2022, 10:33 »
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I've been looking through Umbrian Etruscan statues on Google but I could be flogging a dead horse.

Some are very stylised so I thought it could be a warriors head in profile?


https://www.e-tiquities.com/gallery/ancient-etruscan-bronze-warrior

https://www.1stdibs.com/art/sculptures/figurative-sculptures/unknown-italian-grand-tour-bronze-sculpture-warrior-after-antique-etruscan/id-a_8731202/

The shape of the plume is the wrong way round too I think?

It does look exactly like a man's hair but seems very weird for a casino chip if it is!

Uncle Pete

  • Great Place by a Great Lake - My Home Port
« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2022, 09:22 »
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I've been looking through Umbrian Etruscan statues on Google but I could be flogging a dead horse.

Some are very stylised so I thought it could be a warriors head in profile?


https://www.e-tiquities.com/gallery/ancient-etruscan-bronze-warrior

https://www.1stdibs.com/art/sculptures/figurative-sculptures/unknown-italian-grand-tour-bronze-sculpture-warrior-after-antique-etruscan/id-a_8731202/

The shape of the plume is the wrong way round too I think?

It does look exactly like a man's hair but seems very weird for a casino chip if it is!

Thanks for the ideas. Believe me casino collectors have been looking at this  for a long time and there's no better answer.  :)

SVH

« Reply #12 on: March 06, 2022, 13:08 »
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If it is a profile of a balding man then the white spot might just be reflection of light. You know, when you grease your hair and light falls on it.
Like this for example:
https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQc1NcjsDkVQaKfzmct6f6NhKQkxxj2ceT16A&usqp=CAU

Maybe it's William (Bill) Burt himself :)

So I change my opinion from a helmet to SpaceStockFootage guess.
« Last Edit: March 06, 2022, 14:08 by SVH »

Uncle Pete

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« Reply #13 on: March 06, 2022, 15:21 »
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What does this look like?

 

 :o

SVH

« Reply #14 on: March 07, 2022, 01:26 »
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You are getting very close now  ;D ;D ;D

« Reply #15 on: March 08, 2022, 09:08 »
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Might this have originally been printed on? So the indent is the hair to add a bit of a 3D effect but the actual token/chip also had a face in profile inked on it.



 

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