Old Hammered UK coin cant identify need some help

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by OddityNZ, Jun 10, 2021.

  1. OddityNZ

    OddityNZ Member

    Hi Everyone I have an old hammered (i believe) UK coin which I need some help with the ID.
    Specs: Weight is around 1.22 grams
    diameter fluctuates due to the nature of the coin but between 20-18mm
    I have included picks and have scoped it but cant make out enough of the lettering to get a positive ID even with the obviously other markings so any help is appreciated.
    Kind regards

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  3. derkerlegand

    derkerlegand Well-Known Member

    zzzzz.png.jpg Let there be light...
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  4. OddityNZ

    OddityNZ Member

    Hey, That looks like similar to my coin only bigger and brighter ;)
    Thanking you.
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  6. derkerlegand

    derkerlegand Well-Known Member

    It is your coin. The original images are too dark. Perhaps someone can identify it. Good luck!
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  7. Spark1951

    Spark1951 Accomplishment, not Activity Supporter

    Use a gray background, not white, for darker-colored coins, and use full-image, cropped pics. Your camera/scope is overriding your light source…imo…Spark
  8. FitzNigel

    FitzNigel Medievalist Supporter

    Agreed with Above - the images are just too poor to make out anything (it doesn’t look English though…)
  9. Mountain Man

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    Try putting tracing paper over the coin and gently rubbing the surface with graphite and see if more detail shows. I've done this a time or two and was amazed at how much detail came out. Good luck.
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  10. OddityNZ

    OddityNZ Member

    Ironically this is nature light with no camera light source and the pictures were cropped and brightened before posting.
    I will try again however there isnt much detail left on the coin and was hoping someone could tell based on the relief as opposed to the lettering.
    I will give it another try with pics later.
    Thanks for the feedback.
  11. dltsrq

    dltsrq Grumpy Old Man

  12. OddityNZ

    OddityNZ Member

    thanks for that dltsrq - It does look similar to that.
    I have taken some more pics which are the best I can get with my devices.

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