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 Posted 10/22/2017  3:09 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add robert_ to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Ciao, have a look to this amazing job, all carved and mounted…
The stones looks zircons to me, but I am not sure what they are.
Do you know other examples of such art works?
A gift for a lady, for good luck?
Roberto





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 Posted 10/22/2017  3:59 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add moxking to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Certainly something that took some time and a good eye. I've never seen anything quite like that.
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 Posted 10/22/2017  4:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Me neither!
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 Posted 10/22/2017  5:05 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Tootallious to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That is very interesting! Have you had the stones checked out? And if you don't mind me asking, how did you come about this coin?
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 Posted 10/22/2017  7:39 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A zircon is a doubly refracting stone. (You can see double images of intersecting facet lines inside the stone.)

A diamond is a single refracting stone.

Clean the coin with an ultrasonic cleaner, and examine the stones with a gem microscope or a 20 X gem magnifier, that has a narrow depth of field.
USB microscope may be good for this as well.


I agree; most probably zircons. From appearance the use of diamonds in an artwork of this type / value would be unjustified.
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 Posted 10/22/2017  9:44 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hozer to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Neat coin
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 Posted 10/22/2017  10:47 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Dorado to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I like it ....special coin.
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 Posted 10/23/2017  03:38 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add robert_ to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I bought the coin in a flea market and the seller didn't have a clue of the purpose this coin was made for, he was not the original owner.

For sure he asked some jeweler to check the stone before to sell it, I imagine... By the way, I will ask somebody to verify the stones and to clean the coin with an ultrasonic cleaner.

But why such a great job on a bronze coin and not even on a silver one? Probably the coin was a gift or a special souvenir for somebody. What a pity have lost the story of it.
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 Posted 10/23/2017  1:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Tootallious to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
What a pity have lost the story of it.




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 Posted 10/24/2017  02:02 am  Show Profile   Check Chute72's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Chute72 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
An opportunity to have a "make up the best story" contest.
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