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Offline Istinpolin

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Stubborn Turtle
« on: June 08, 2006, 10:32:27 pm »
Dear Friends

I would need some advice on how to clean the coin below. It seems like this coin was burnt at some point in time and is dark grey now. I usually can get off most dirt from silver coins but this one is pretty stubborn.

Any help would be appreciated.

Best wishes and thanks
Burak

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Re: Stubborn Turtle
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2006, 07:49:06 am »
If you want the toning intact, it will a bit of a challenge.  I'd soak in a mild soapy water, rinse, and use a funnel shaped coarse paper tip on a rotary tool, coin in a padded vise, under magnification.  But that coin looks pretty nice as it is.   What denomination is it?

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Re: Stubborn Turtle
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2006, 09:54:14 am »
Hi

Thanks for your help.

As for the denomination. I am not too sure yet. I am trying to figure it out. The weight is 9.1g and the size it 12x21mm.

So i assume it is an AR stater Aigina. But whats the date 482-480BC

Thanks again Burak

 

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