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Antikythera Mechanism: Marble Dust Resin Bonded Bronze Vs Ancient Bronze

 
 
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 Posted 05/24/2019  2:55 pm Show Profile   Check louisvillekyshop's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add louisvillekyshop to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I like the Antikythera Mechanism and thought about having a model for my students so I started searching one to display in my lab. There are pretty bad ones for about $40 then there is a pretty nice bonded bronze with marble dust resin one for about $100 I kind of wanted to buy. So with that said, I thought it would make a nice comparison for us to see a pretty decent attempt to fake ancient bronze (for mass production of course not a one off attempt to copy a highly expensive coin etc) by a pretty high level artist and the original.
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05/25/2019 12:52 am
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 Posted 05/24/2019  8:06 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
After initial reading of this post, I googled
'antikythera mechanism'.
I am glad I did.

I think that this thread would be better titled
'antikythera mechanism' for the readers of this thread, to better appreciate what is being said,
for two reasons:
the reader would be more strongly prompted to consider aspects of faking ancient bronze coins,
and
appreciating what the Antikythera Mechanism is about:-
a truly fascinating piece of ancient analog computer engineering.

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 Posted 05/25/2019  01:19 am  Show Profile   Check louisvillekyshop's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add louisvillekyshop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
sel_69I;

OK I changed the title. Looks like they sell a working replica for like $500 or more, but looks nothing like the original probably but has the same functions. There are photos like this one of better replicas.

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