Denarius before and after

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Thought I'd just show the results after a bit of a clean of the Denarius I found on Saturday and put out an I D help call.

It was suggested that it would be perfect for a zap, however I chickened out and went with the hot olive oil and lemon juice, then silver foil.

I am quite pleased with the results, but will take Figgis and Easylife advice and set up an electrolysis rig and have a play.

Thanks all for help,

Cheers,
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What a transformation, it looks great as it is now so I would do no more to it. :thumbsup:
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Easylife wrote: Mon Mar 08, 2021 4:16 pm What a transformation, it looks great as it is now so I would do no more to it. :thumbsup:
I agree that's as far as I want to go with this one.
But will have a play with zapping on other coins for a future tool in the box .
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Looks good after the non electrolysis.
Strange how different soil conditions affect Silver.
Have had 2 Denarri, one 101BC the other 79AD. Both came out of the ground Silver, just a rinse under the tap.
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Dave The Slave wrote: Mon Mar 08, 2021 5:21 pm Looks good after the non electrolysis.
Strange how different soil conditions affect Silver.
Have had 2 Denarri, one 101BC the other 79AD. Both came out of the ground Silver, just a rinse under the tap.
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I agree, how different they can look when they come out of the ground.
I have three other denari , two of which are Republican. Three of the four came up as the Hadrian, the fourth came up looking as it it was dropped yesterday.
There seems to be no rhyme nor reason to it , but hey, as long as they come up every now and again I don't care what they look like.
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Oooh now there is a transformation :thumbsup:
Nice turn out
Was that your first time? :ugeek:
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I wonder how many roman coins are thought to be bronzes when they are really silver? :Thinking: Love the transformation :Star:
Yes I really don’t like Roman coins, I’m not joking
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Blackadder43 wrote: Mon Mar 08, 2021 5:47 pm Oooh now there is a transformation :thumbsup:
Nice turn out
Was that your first time? :ugeek:
No ,I chickened out of the zapping option and stuck to what I knew.
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That's a result! :thumbsup:

However, I personally won't go anywhere near olive oil - it gets into the metal and then, being organic, start to degrade inside the coin. It can destroy bronze coins and while I'm not 100% sure about silver I simply wouldn't take the chance (though if anyone knows differently, then it'd be great to hear). The lemon juice (acid) was what did the heavy lifting on your coin and rendered a remarkable transformation. Well done :thumbsup:

Have a play with zappage - it can work wonders and, if used cautiously, can get swift and satisfying results.
Oxgirl wrote: Mon Mar 08, 2021 5:49 pm I wonder how many roman coins are thought to be bronzes when they are really silver? :Thinking: Love the transformation :Star:
Got one of them somewhere. I'll see if I can dig out the pics
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Thanks for all the advice guys, warnings taken on board and noted and very much appreciated.
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Oxgirl wrote: Mon Mar 08, 2021 5:49 pm I wonder how many roman coins are thought to be bronzes when they are really silver? :Thinking: Love the transformation :Star:
Yes, I wonder too.
Thanks ,I was pleased with the results. :thumbsup:
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Jolly Good Job!!!!!!!!!!!
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HolzHammer wrote: Mon Mar 08, 2021 7:05 pm Jolly Good Job!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks very much.
Nothing to match your run of Romans,
Keep it up. :thumbsup:
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WOW....what a transformation, that has brought it back to life :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Regards steve
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Cheers Steve,
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