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Blayne W
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« on: January 04, 2020, 03:09:18 pm »

I got this coin in an uncleaned lot of bronze coins and after soaking in dw I have this.   I havent been able to totally identify it yet.  Reverse looks like Securitas seated left, and I am totally guessing at this point it is Geta on the obverse.

However my question is about the condition of the coin.   It looks like the silver has peeled off exposing  a base metal beneath. Would this be possibly a fouree?   Would be my first experience with one of those.   Also at this point are there any suggestions for further cleaning?


 size is 2.3 g and 18.3 mm.
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« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2020, 04:11:37 pm »

Yes, most certainly a fouree
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« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2020, 05:21:18 pm »

is there anything I can do to clean it, without losing more silver?  I assume lemon juice would be bad.

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« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2020, 05:53:29 pm »

There is nothing left to clean.
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« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2020, 01:33:20 am »

Like Jay said, nothing else to clean. Keep it as is to have as an example of a fouree.

As you noted, the coin is likely from the Severan period - depicting either Geta, Caracalla, Elagabalus, or Severus Alexander
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