Question I found several coins when going through OLD jewelry of my great aunt's. The first one in question is very thin, worn and light weight. I could only read the markings by putting under paper and rubbing pencil over it. One side is a Capital "R" with a crown on top. The other side is marked 48 (there is a mark to the lower right of the 48 that looks like a star or an x in a circle) the lettering: EIMEN THALER 1777.
Sounds like you have a 1/48th thaler silver coin from the German State of Prussia. I have included a picture for comparison. Unfortunately this is a relatively common coin despite the age and in well used condition is worth only a few dollars.
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