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 Posted 08/10/2018  12:42 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Mrzllewellyn to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
So I decided I wanted to try something new and clean some ancients. After reading numerous threads on here how to clean and how long it could take but how addicting it could be so I bought a lot of 15 to me I see a few that look like busts through the grime. Just won them yesterday and will not have them in hand till I don't know they are coming from Serbia so do these look promising for a first try? Or did I mess up? Thanks

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 Posted 08/10/2018  1:07 pm  Show Profile   Check Crazyb0's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Crazyb0 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Good luck, Zach. I've never tried to clean any yet, be interesting to see what pops out! Guess it's worth a shot, bit of learning curve. Keep updated!


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 Posted 08/10/2018  1:25 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Mrzllewellyn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yeah it should be fun to see what comes from those I'll definitely keep updates on here.
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 Posted 08/10/2018  2:38 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Lucky Cuss to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I don't know they are coming from Serbia so do these look promising for a first try? Or did I mess up?

Over the past few decades, there have been more people looking for and finding Roman coin hoards in the Balkans. These rather look like culls from one or more of them. As long as you didn't pay too much, this'd seem to be perfectly good material with which to start out refining your technique, and perhaps establishing a baseline on minimum condition for future purchases.

Even though most appear to be pretty far gone, I for one am looking forward to seeing at least how how some of them turn out.



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 Posted 08/10/2018  3:13 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Mrzllewellyn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Around a dollar a piece didn't feel was to bad for a trial run

To get a technique
See if I enjoy it
And figure out quality
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08/10/2018 3:27 pm
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 Posted 08/10/2018  3:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Around a dollar a piece didn't feel was to bad for a trial run


Nicely done--this should be a fun group to investigate! Undoubtedly mostly late Roman bronze I think. I'm looking forward to updates to this thread when they arrive and you start to make some progress.
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 Posted 08/10/2018  6:12 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Mrzllewellyn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I plan on taking pictures of the coins front and back when I receive them then front and back of them after initial wash before they start their soak. I think I want to put a little page together what they weighed when I received them then what they weighed after I get them where I want them to be see how much crud was on them. But I'm going to snap pictures a lot during the process to make time frames and all of the steps they went through for future times I want to do. So we will see how well I like this. I'll definitely be posting pictures as soon as I receive them pretty stoked to get started on this journey might find something a really enjoy. But only time will tell lol
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 Posted 08/11/2018  11:14 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add travelcoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here are some links that I used for research.

http://www.kersh.com/coin_cleaning.php

http://www.metaldetectingworld.com/...oin_p5.shtml
(links are on the right with different methods.

Also do some searches on forums and copy and paste the ideas and suggestions into a word document for reference.
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 Posted 08/11/2018  11:51 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Mrzllewellyn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the links. I'm pretty excited already even though they may be low grade or culls this should be pretty fun
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 Posted 08/11/2018  9:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jskirwin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Enough talking: Get cleaning!
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 Posted 08/11/2018  10:03 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Mrzllewellyn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Lol haven't received them says they shipped 4 am this morning with no tracking number so eBay says the date I should receive these is in a month I hope not. I know eBay just guesses sometimes so hope that's what they are doing
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 Posted 08/13/2018  5:54 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Mrzllewellyn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This lot look better then the other?
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 Posted 08/13/2018  7:12 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add gtkwml to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I recently bought a kilo of ones like that from the Balkans. Some end up with no image underneath -- just slugs. Some end up with some images, but not enough to identify. And some end up very nice, like this Licinius. I just have fun working on them, never knowing what I'll find. Then I go read the history of the emperor I've uncovered.







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 Posted 08/13/2018  7:24 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Mrzllewellyn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I wouldn't be upset if I end up with a few look close to that
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Where do you get your coins?
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On eBay from various sellers.
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