Not Quite 2 Roman Coins

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A couple of finds from today back on the Roman field (I'm calling it that now). :D Lots of Moo Tubes, bullet casings, tat etc, but these were the only decent finds of the day.

An almost full coin and a 10 signal on the Equinox, only shallow again in the stoney soil. Also a fragment of something that looks to be Roman too. Any info very much appreciated.

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Carausius, PAX AVG is the tp coin, nice one to with a little work :thumbsup:
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Excellent, thanks very much alloverover. I don't know your real name. :thumbsup:

How would go about cleaning a coin in this condition? :Thinking:
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TerraBritannia wrote: Sun Jun 06, 2021 8:53 pm Excellent, thanks very much alloverover. I don't know your real name. :thumbsup:

How would go about cleaning a coin in this condition? :Thinking:
Mechanicaly only, good magnifyer and a scalpel to remove the green corrosion, dont scrape it but press on it :thumbsup:
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Thank you. :thumbsup:
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TerraBritannia wrote: Sun Jun 06, 2021 9:03 pm Thank you. :thumbsup:
Those composite pencils ( pressed) may help you on this one also :thumbsup:
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I was wondering about those, I've seen some called Andre Pecils.
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TerraBritannia wrote: Sun Jun 06, 2021 9:24 pm I was wondering about those, I've seen some called Andre Pecils.
Yed, they certainly have theire uses. I would get the dirt out from between the letters, around the bust etc with them and then the scalpel on the hard green.....of course, if your damaging the coin, then stop :D :thumbsup:
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ML XXI is the mintmark, ML is LONDON, XXI was used on many rulers antoninianus from different mints and is beleived to refer to the metal alloy used in the coins, a ratio of approximately XX ( 20) to I (1) , 20 percent , 20% copper alloy to 1 % silver :thumbsup:
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Thanks again. :thumbsup:
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Always good to see Roman, Andy.
The Carausius is in pretty good nick.
Not sure if it is the light on the photo, could be Silvering on the edge, which could be under the dirt on the rest of the coin. Silvering as in Silver wash, rather than solid as in a Denarri.
Go steady on the cleaning.
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Thanks Dave, I think it might just be the light. :Thinking:

I've ordered one of those Composite Cleaning Pens, not the Andre one's (I'm too tight to spend that much). :thumbsup:
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I have the composites (seeing a doctor about it Friday :thumbsup: ) and while they have their place in my kit I have to say I don't use them much. The Andres get used more often, particularly the soft wire wool pencil, which is kind to fragile Romans
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Thanks John, I'll give the composite a try out anyhoo and see how I get on with it. :thumbsup:
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I would be happy with those Andy👍The romans must have fled through my permissions that's why I've never found a bronze Roman coin.
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