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« on: August 18, 2019, 10:45:20 AM »

Bought this Roman coin at the boot sale today for the grand sum of 50p, Needs cleaning, but I think it`s a Denarius. Any suggestions ??


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« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2019, 02:24:29 PM »

Well spotted ponty8. Looks like it, poss one of the Juliana coins. Iím sure ProBono will correct me (again) when he pops in later.
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« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2019, 07:56:10 PM »

It looks like a Severan coin - probably Caracalla - but it's hard to tell (from the encrustations) whether it is a limes denarius (non-silver version) - or a provincial (less likely) or a silver denarius.

It looks like it has some iron corrosion on it too.

If it is a denarius, then some vinegar or lemon juice (which smells nicer) would be a start.
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« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2019, 08:06:31 PM »

Thanks probono, I will pop it in a dish of lemon juice and give it a go, how long do you think is enough ?
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« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2019, 09:38:56 PM »

pop it in, give it a clean with a sponge or an old toothbrush, maybe put it back in again - repeat - it'll either show progress, or it won't Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2019, 02:31:09 AM »

Told you heíd correct me again. Didnít even get the sex right  Roll Eyes

Must be an old age thing  Grin
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