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Silenus
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« on: June 29, 2009, 10:58:51 am »

Hello.

Is the a way to lighten a Patina?

Following coin has a even Dark Patina, therefore are the coin very difficult to photography.

The coin is in Natural even deep Dark not like the Picture
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« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2009, 11:22:01 am »

One should not change the color of patina for photo graph purposes...

A dark coin is better photographed with a dark/Black background; there are professional picture takers here that surely can help you without trying to change the color of the coin. 
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« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2009, 11:36:35 am »

i dont wont lighten the patina for only photography purpose!.

General,  which possibilities have i,  to lighten /change the color of the patina without to damage the coin?

PS: Photography with Black background leads to the same result as above
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« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2009, 11:46:05 am »

Paint your coin green. The paint can be removed with paint thinner later.
You could also try bleach (chlorine).
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« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2009, 11:49:32 am »

You have NO CHANCE of changing or lightening the patina without harming the coin, dont even try it. your answer rests with photography. So i suggest moving this to the correct topic. To get desired results you must get the camera to meter off the coin, not background aswell. Different cameras cope differently but center weighted or spot metering is usually best to get true colour. Best to keep experimenting with camera, not the coin.
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« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2009, 11:51:08 am »

areich, sorry but thats ridiculous and bad advice
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« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2009, 11:53:28 am »

I'm just being helpful.
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romeo
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« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2009, 11:57:08 am »

its a ancient coin not a garden fence lol.
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« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2009, 12:04:54 pm »

lacking in nicotine again areich? Wink
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« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2009, 12:06:27 pm »

areich, sorry but thats ridiculous and bad advice

Romeo, he's kidding! Thats a very particular brand of germanic humour! LOL! Wink

ecolis kidding too! (I think....!)
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« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2009, 12:21:40 pm »

I think its me lacking in nicotine this time. Hot day+ no ciggies= being short with areich .. sorry my friend!
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« Reply #11 on: June 29, 2009, 12:33:27 pm »

This is the new me, with a positive 'can do' attitude.
So let's see if we can't bleach that coin if we put our heads together.
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« Reply #12 on: July 09, 2009, 04:10:58 pm »

Ave!

Is your coin Ae or silver?

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« Reply #13 on: July 10, 2009, 04:13:04 am »

Kevin.

The coin is an AE.

BTW: Why you  not  respons on e-mails(in you website)  or in PM messages?  Huh Huh
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« Reply #14 on: July 22, 2009, 12:28:11 am »

Ave!

Quote from: Silenus on July 10, 2009, 04:13:04 am
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The coin is an AE.

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Quote from: Silenus on June 29, 2009, 10:58:51 am
Hello.

Is the a way to lighten a Patina?

Following coin has a even Dark Patina, therefore are the coin very difficult to photography.

The coin is in Natural even deep Dark not like the Picture

Do you mean how to 'degrade' your coin's patina?

Certainly there are a number of ways, but in this case I think your coin is perfect as is.

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Silenus
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« Reply #15 on: July 22, 2009, 02:16:22 am »


Do you mean how to 'degrade' your coin's patina?


No .. Chemical turn the patina from Dark green to light green.

No tools!
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« Reply #16 on: July 23, 2009, 11:21:15 pm »

Ave!

Quote from: Silenus on July 22, 2009, 02:16:22 am

Do you mean how to 'degrade' your coin's patina?

No .. Chemical turn the patina from Dark green to light green.

No tools!

Okay, but many here may/will disagree...

Try this; use a tsp of Gringott's Conservator's Mix and one tsp of Ammonium Citrate, mixed in 1/2 cup of hot water. Let the coin soak for 5 minutes then remove and toothbrush; repeat as necessary, repeating as needed.

You may wish to allow your coin to rest for a few hours between soakings.

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Kevin
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Silenus
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« Reply #17 on: July 26, 2009, 08:10:33 am »

Hello Kevin.

This above pocedure is only for  Green patinas or for any dark color?
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« Reply #18 on: July 26, 2009, 08:50:55 am »

Are those file marks on the edge of your coin?
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Silenus
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« Reply #19 on: July 26, 2009, 10:02:43 am »

meantime the coin above,  looks actualy so

i aim not intend  to change anything,  the question above was in general natur.
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