Cunobelin silver unit - post cleaning update!

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Where's yer "Ancient British Coins" when you need it??!! Not with me currently so need bit of help with this one!
Evening All!
Found this this afternoon - a sweet but tiny signal as it was quite deep - 4/5" disced field, Herts. It is soaking in lemon juice as i type - do i dare electrocute it when i get a chance?
Anyway looks to be Tasciovanus or Cunobelin with a portrait on one side and a sphinx/hippocampus(?) on the other?
Any knowledge much appreciated!
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Another cracking coin, well found
I cant help with any ID's as thats not my forte, but looking forward to the after the lemon bath photos :thumbsup:
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Blackadder43 wrote: Tue Jul 28, 2020 6:43 pm Another cracking coin, well found
I cant help with any ID's as thats not my forte, but looking forward to the after the lemon bath photos :thumbsup:
Thanks BA! Would you electrocute...?!
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I think I'd zap rather than putting in acid. :Thinking:
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Easylife wrote: Tue Jul 28, 2020 6:48 pm I think I'd zap rather than putting in acid. :Thinking:
Thanks Easy... I'm always nervous of using electrocution on something so old and fine... and i have had some success with lemon juice on old roman and celtic silvers... but i'll give it a go... a second or two at a time...!
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No idea about exactly which one it us but it certainly says Tascio on one side so it must be.

Absolutely cracking find Alexander - I’d be overjoyed with that :thumbsup: Hope you did a good silver dance :D
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Oxgirl wrote: Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:08 pm No idea about exactly which one it us but it certainly says Tascio on one side so it must be.

Absolutely cracking find Alexander - I’d be overjoyed with that :thumbsup: Hope you did a good silver dance :D
It’s Cunobelinus.... the VNO on what I now know to be the obverse gave me the hint so I looked through his coins and found him...
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Fantastic find, and I am very jealous, as I love Celtic finds. :thumbsup:
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Very nice HolzHammer :thumbsup: That was the first type Catuvelaunian silver unit I ever found mate, well done :thumbsup:
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Well played, that man :thumbsup:

I'm still waiting for my first Celtic coin. Celtic anything, in fact, but nice to see others finding such things.
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Afternoon All,
Waiting for my fields to be harvested - i feel with all the co-operative farming going on these days my fields are always last!!!
Anyway I gave this a zap... the jury is still out on the result; I quite like it... (stress on "quite"!).. Iliterally gave it 40 seconds of electrocution and probably would have left it if had the "ABC " given it "excessively rare" instead of "scarce"...!
The rougher detail on the surface is hardly visible to the naked eye - I just hope the 40 seconds hasn't caused the surface ripples and roughness. Overall it does make for a prettier coin which is very nice to hold and look at IMHO!
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That came out great. Stunning detail now :Star:
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Ooooohhh that’s nice :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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