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Unique Artifact Found In Building Demolition

 
 
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 Posted 08/14/2019  8:30 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Coinzguy to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
This is not a coin or token, but it is basically an ingot and maybe someone here will have an idea what it is and/or what its value might be. The pictures aren't great but they were sent to me. I can try to get better ones if it helps.

This item was recovered from a building demolition site in the District of Columbia. That is all the information I was able to get. I don't know what building or the type.


Specs: 1.094 pounds, 496.2 grams, approx 2" x 2" with pyramidal taper.


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 Posted 08/14/2019  9:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hullamania to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looking forward to someone identifying this one.
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 Posted 08/14/2019  9:46 pm  Show Profile   Check alganbagerap's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add alganbagerap to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Heavier than I'm used to, but I've seen similar and smaller used as weights to regulate large public clocks. Big Ben in London uses old copper pennies, but that's a matter of balance.
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 Posted 08/15/2019  07:57 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Does it look like it could be silver ? and what's the weight ?
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Can't tell what the hallmark in the center is, or the complete one aty the top. It could be a 1 pound ingot of siler used by silver smiths back in the day This site is great to look them up. and they have a forum if you can't identify them. They cover the world of makers and hallmarks along with the other associated marks used.
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 Posted 08/16/2019  07:54 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Dorado to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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and what's the weight ?


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Specs: 1.094 pounds, 496.2 grams, approx 2" x 2" with pyramidal taper



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 Posted 08/25/2019  4:16 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add everything to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I wonder if it's a counterweight.
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 Posted 08/27/2019  5:53 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add srcliff to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The counterweight idea also popped into my head (weights in old cartoons always looked like that if I recall). It looks very official with the stamps and date, I wonder if the building was a government office of some kind.
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