Please dont be menander

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Muhammad Niazi, Nov 23, 2020.

  1. Muhammad Niazi

    Muhammad Niazi Well-Known Member

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    Lots of horn silver? Patina crust on this one.
    Again just like most of recent indogreek silvers, its also broken.
    Its a tetradrachm, im assuming Apollodotus II due to the monogram.
    Might be menander, but i havent seen any monograms to the right of athena on his tets.

    This one seems like one which can be cleaned, what do you guys suggest?
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  3. Ryro

    Ryro They call me the 13th Caesar Supporter

    @Ocatarinetabellatchitchix is your guy to help with that horn silver. He has posted some wonderful coins that he treated in the past.
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  4. Muhammad Niazi

    Muhammad Niazi Well-Known Member

    So as far as ive gathered, sodium thiosulfate is an option.
    The horn silver doesnt seem to be of the host coin but due to adjacent hoard coins.

    Some of the horn silver does chip of with toothpicks, but the toothpick is sacrificed in the process and doesnt seem efficient.
    A metal safety pin does do short work of it but Id rather not risk rubbing off details.

    I read about the use of EDTA to chelate the AgCl, but placing some of the flakes in a 5% solution for 24hrs did not do ay visible change to it. (However it did clean up a mule copper i had lying around, making a nice aqua solution and removing most of the BD)


    Totally unrelated but it looked pretty
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  5. Roerbakmix

    Roerbakmix Well-Known Member

    Sodium thiosulphate. See my post history for a detailed guide.
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