Vespasian denarius...?

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Vespasian denarius...?

Post by HolzHammer » Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:21 pm

Evening again!
After my Caracalla triumph(!) this should be a shoe in... its also one of the best coins I've ever found I am thrilled with it... any advice on a gentle clean much appreciated - bar a simple wash with a bit of soap and warm water I've done nothing to it but would love to know if the black round the old fella's nose can be lifted...
Anyway, disced field, Herts - a good 7/8" down - gave a solid but unattractive squeak with the deus (35x v5.2 18khz - I feel I'm really getting the hang of it this set up now). Shirt on me back its a Vespasian denarius, Fortuna reverse.
Any knowledge much appreciated.
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Post by Allectus » Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:24 pm

Yep, Vespasian. ::g

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Post by TheAndyA » Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:25 pm

What a great find!
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Post by kingcoil » Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:29 pm

A nice find ::g

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Post by SuperRed » Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:43 pm

Wow! That's a beauty Alexander - well done ::g
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Re: Vespasian denarius...?

Post by BlackBridgeBoy » Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:43 pm

HolzHammer wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:21 pm
Evening again!
After my Caracalla triumph(!) this should be a shoe in... its also one of the best coins I've ever found I am thrilled with it... any advice on a gentle clean much appreciated - bar a simple wash with a bit of soap and warm water I've done nothing to it but would love to know if the black round the old fella's nose can be lifted...
Anyway, disced field, Herts - a good 7/8" down - gave a solid but unattractive squeak with the deus (35x v5.2 18khz - I feel I'm really getting the hang of it this set up now). Shirt on me back its a Vespasian denarius, Fortuna reverse.
Any knowledge much appreciated.
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The detail on your coin is brilliant.
I wouldn't suggest doing any other cleaning. Just enjoy it as it is.
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Post by Me and my boy » Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:46 pm

What a beauty. I would leave the black as it’s part of it Age and how it was stored safely all these years in the ground. If however you want to get it gone. Dremel with corse grinding disk that’ll do it 😮. Joking.

Little bit of tin foil with spit. Sounds gross but it should do it. Don’t over do it though.

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Post by HolzHammer » Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:47 pm

BlackBridgeBoy wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:43 pm
HolzHammer wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:21 pm
Evening again!
After my Caracalla triumph(!) this should be a shoe in... its also one of the best coins I've ever found I am thrilled with it... any advice on a gentle clean much appreciated - bar a simple wash with a bit of soap and warm water I've done nothing to it but would love to know if the black round the old fella's nose can be lifted...
Anyway, disced field, Herts - a good 7/8" down - gave a solid but unattractive squeak with the deus (35x v5.2 18khz - I feel I'm really getting the hang of it this set up now). Shirt on me back its a Vespasian denarius, Fortuna reverse.
Any knowledge much appreciated.
All the B
Alexander

The detail on your coin is brilliant.
I wouldn't suggest doing any other cleaning. Just enjoy it as it is.
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Post by HolzHammer » Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:48 pm

Me and my boy wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:46 pm
What a beauty. I would leave the black as it’s part of it Age and how it was stored safely all these years in the ground. If however you want to get it gone. Dremel with corse grinding disk that’ll do it 😮. Joking.

Little bit of tin foil with spit. Sounds gross but it should do it. Don’t over do it though.

Well done
I like a bit of spit n' foil but not with this one ... now I like your dremel thinking though.....!!!
Think I'm gonna leave it as is.

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Post by Oxgirl36 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:00 pm

Really pleased the X35 is now producing - and a real beauty too l;.
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Post by Bes99 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:19 pm

Very nice coin, well done ::g

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Post by Fisher1266X » Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:35 pm

Excellent recovery, I would leave the coin as it is as the black area is only small and doesn't detract from the beauty of it ::g
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Post by Lowland » Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:04 am

Stunner ::g
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Post by Dave The Slave » Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:10 pm

Well done !!
Vespasians seem to come up in really good condition.
Not much wear to yours.
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Post by jondurandsilver » Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:26 pm

What a beaut!
I would leave it as it is and certainly not try to remove dark spot as that will be ingrained.
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Post by Needahand » Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:50 pm

Nice find, and great detail.

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Post by Paulwray1963 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:45 pm

Such good condition. Jammy sod

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Post by HolzHammer » Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:00 pm

Paulwray1963 wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:45 pm
Such good condition. Jammy sod
Ha! Thanks!

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