Foreign gold?

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Finds are not usually shallow on the pasture. This was a solid 17 on the Nox and only showed one depth bar, the pinpointer had it from the surface too, then a gold looking bangle appeared! It is hollow but of consistent coloured metal, the stamp is not clear but appears to be foreign, I'm not even sure which way up it should be? But it does looks like gold to me. :D Any ideas? :Thinking:
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Could it be a gold bangle ? Just a thught :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Looks a bit Araby, the hallmark that is, but I know nothing much about modern gold.

Very nice find Easy :thumbsup:
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Easylife wrote: Fri Oct 08, 2021 9:15 pm Modelled by my bovine assistant. :D
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Gold-ish costume jewellery tends to be overly shiny but your find certainly has the right look for the real thing. A density test might help resolve the material.
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Looks Indian to me and very real! They don’t bother marking the costume rubbish and anyway the plated stuff hates getting wet and, unless it was dropped very recently, would already be worse for wear.

Does it feel heavy in your hand? The weight will give it away/ cause suspicions.

Loving your bovine model :lol: Not sure I’d have trusted one of the ones on my permissions but glad you could :lol:
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It is made of a thinner strip which is folded with an inside central join making the item kind of hollow though guess it may have some form of filler, so a density test would not be ideal. It weighs 11.6g, is not plated as a small scuff shows consistent yellowy metal which looks to be of a decent carat. I might get one of those acid test kits to be sure.
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Interesting, does not look European.
Take it to a Jewellers, most of them buy Gold and will have a testing kit there.
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Interesting, does not look European.
Take it to a Jewellers, most of them buy Gold and will have a testing kit there.
Cheers, :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Update :
I got an acid testing kit and the gold bangle indicated to be about 20 karat. I informed the landowner of this find last winter and that it was not something that I would be interested to keep so I suggested that we scrap it and split 50:50 which he agreed to. I only got around to selling it a few days ago and it was actually 20.64k and I got £350 for it. It's just nice to be able to give the landowner something back for the privilege of detecting his land as he is not interested in keeping any of the finds. :thumbsup:
It was no more than 2" deep and just under the grass roots so was likely lost a number of years ago.
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£350 smackaroos... Great find, your forum signature isn't just for decoration then ;)
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Nice outcome and great find :clapping:
I had forgotten about this one
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CharlesBronzen wrote: Sat Apr 30, 2022 11:37 pm Great find, your forum signature isn't just for decoration then ;)
Well after a few years of searching the same ground some better finds are starting to show, though the bracelet was an anomoly. :D
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The current scrap value is about £800.

This post is a load of small spherical objects, please ignore it! :oops:
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Blimey, that's a result :thumbsup:
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fred wrote: Sun May 01, 2022 3:11 am The current scrap value is about £800.
The actual bullion value was about £430 but everybody is happy with the result. :D
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Easylife wrote: Sun May 01, 2022 11:33 am The actual bullion value was about £430 but everybody is happy with the result. :D
Many apologies, it was the wee hours and I misread the unusual carat as the weight! I :oops:

I presume that it would have been sold as 21k. When stated in carats (or karats) foreign gold can actually vary a bit, which didn't really matter when gold was relatively cheap but certainly makes a difference these days. :thumbsup:
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