Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Severus Alexander, Jan 21, 2018.
Nice coin, thanks for posting it!! I hope this means we'll see a lot more of you in 2018.
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Going back through old posts from years ago I remember coming across your contributions in a number of great threads. I am glad to see that you are back and look forward to seeing more of your coins
Congrats to the winners !
And congrats SA for such a simple and tremendous contest !
Congrats all! Ya done good!
Thanks for having this fantastic contest, and congrats to all the deserving winners! Well done.
My winning coin arrived today. I just finished cataloging amd taking my own images. Thanks again for this wonderful treat and thanks to Severus Alexander for his generousity.
OBVERSE: IMP LIC LICINIVS PF AVG, laureate head right
REVERSE: IOVI CON-SERVATORI, Jupiter standing left, holding victory and sceptre, eagle at foot with wreath in its beak, A to right. SIS in ex.
Struck at Siscia 313-315 AD
Siscia RIC VII 8,A
Absolutely my pleasure! Your image is rather more colourful than mine, eh?
I wish I knew how to remove these hard mineral deposits without damaging the coin or patina. I spent about an hour this afternoon trying to clean without scratching thru the patina. I had some luck as you can see, but anywhere close to what I was hoping. It's a very nice coin with excellent detail and I would like to show it off w/o that darn green deposit. For comparison, the first image is yesterday's while the second is after my feeble cleaning attempt.
I received my coin on Tuesday. Thanks again SA!
Looks like a pretty decent cleaning attempt to me, at least a decent start. Verdicare? ammonia? or just mechanical? Would be nice to get that bit off his eye...
You are most welcome!
I use verdicare, but that's not enough. It's hard mineral deposit so I think it will take some muscle or something to soften it.
Bob Reis says a soak in ammonia can help with green deposits, and is not too terribly risky. (Haven't tried it myself.) Maybe a combo of ammonia and mechanical?
My Bukhar-Hudat arrived today. Thanks to Severus Alexander for his generousity. I will have to explore this area of numismatic, I am mainly focused on Roman Imperial Coins.
Great, enjoy exploring! Surprising that it arrived all the way over in your neighbourhood nearly as quickly as some others got to Florida.
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