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 Posted 05/19/2017  11:37 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add MerlinAurelius to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Found this on Youtube

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 Posted 05/19/2017  12:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add fioti to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice, I didn't know bronze dies were used on bronze planchets.

Short strikespan.
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 Posted 05/19/2017  1:04 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jskirwin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Wouldn't they have heated the planchets before striking to get better detail?
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Very interesting. A lot of force was need to strike the smaller coins. It would take a tremendous amount of force to strike the large Ptolemaic coins. It is thought that some type of mechanical press was used to do that.
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That was interesting. Multiple coins from Melle have been posted on CCF, undoubtedly some with silver from that mine!
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