Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by edteach, Mar 24, 2023.
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And that's the nicest looking one.
Lava with pumice from Pompeii. A tooth pick and a bit of time is what I have seen work well. Ok if these are in too good of condition I will look for some others.
Might be a mistake, but in my experience, making mistakes tends to be a valuable part of learning processes. My initial assumption is that a person with some expertise stopped cleaning those coins at those points for good reasons. But they are common enough coins and you got into them at painless price points, so if experimenting with cleaning is what you want to do, then have fun!
But, regardless of how it goes, you have to post the after photos. (especially if it goes horribly wrong! )
If you clean them, you risk removing the dirt filing the porous surfaces.
Speaking from experience. My first Alexandrian Tetradrachm was pretty much ruined because of my cleaning attempt using distilled water and a toothbrush.
Here’s the BEFORE. Soon I hope to share the AFTER.
It's your coin so do what you wish as its no great sample. IMO
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