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coin and ring

Post by adamjab » Wed May 30, 2012 8:26 pm

hi all. i found my first old coin today on pasture land which used to have a windmill on but gutted cus cant id it as its not in good condition, its the same size as a pound coin but really thin. the ring was found by my late father about 20 yrs ago, it was squashed but my sister has it now and she has had it straightened, cant make out the hallmark even with a jewelers loupe, any help appreciated thanks. Adam
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Re: coin and ring

Post by adamjab » Wed May 30, 2012 8:58 pm

thanks for the info but i never mentioned gold

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Post by slinky » Wed May 30, 2012 9:02 pm

adamjab wrote:thanks for the info but i never mentioned gold
I was wondering that :)) think he read old as gold! ::g
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Re: coin and ring

Post by forest ferret » Wed May 30, 2012 9:03 pm

He said his his first OLD coin Liam :))
There's a bit of detail left Adam, what's the other side like?
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Re: coin and ring

Post by adamjab » Wed May 30, 2012 9:04 pm

wish it was lol

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Post by Danzigman » Wed May 30, 2012 9:15 pm

Makes us all human. To read incorrectly.. Go for the gold now... ::g
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Re: coin and ring

Post by adamjab » Wed May 30, 2012 9:26 pm

thanks for the replys, it looks smooth on the back, will give it a and wash. if only danzigman ::g

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Post by biro » Wed May 30, 2012 9:30 pm

Is that not the jewellers name inside the ring. If it is, just google it
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Re: coin and ring

Post by adamjab » Wed May 30, 2012 9:35 pm

even with magnification i cant see what it says its very worn

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Post by liamnolan » Wed May 30, 2012 10:18 pm

slinky wrote:
adamjab wrote:thanks for the info but i never mentioned gold
I was wondering that :)) think he read old as gold! ::g
=)) =)) =)) =)) =)) =)) sorry! I must be getting old ... I have deleted my stupid post! I spent about 10 hrs in and out of all kinds of websites today and I suppose my brain wants to focus on GOLD! Nice finds anyway, Liam ::g ::g
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Post by Danzigman » Wed May 30, 2012 10:20 pm

:-/ You says you are getting GOLD.. Congratulation.. Me to.. ::g
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Post by liamnolan » Wed May 30, 2012 10:23 pm

Danzigman wrote::-/ You says you are getting GOLD.. Congratulation.. Me to.. ::g
=)) =)) =)) =)) =)) =)) Good one, Liam :;@
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Post by Danzigman » Wed May 30, 2012 10:24 pm

You go for the CTX then ?
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Re: coin and ring

Post by adamjab » Wed May 30, 2012 10:38 pm

liamnolan wrote:
slinky wrote:
adamjab wrote:thanks for the info but i never mentioned gold
I was wondering that :)) think he read old as gold! ::g
=)) =)) =)) =)) =)) =)) sorry! I must be getting old ... I have deleted my stupid post! I spent about 10 hrs in and out of all kinds of websites today and I suppose my brain wants to focus on GOLD! Nice finds anyway, Liam ::g ::g
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Re: coin and ring

Post by adamjab » Tue Jun 05, 2012 8:08 pm

just cleaned the coin a bit and i could faintly see it says 2 cent and has a lion on it so looked on the web and found its a 1870's belgium 2 cent leopold II copper coin ::g









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Post by mcbain » Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:34 pm

Okay Adam, fess up....how the heck did you clean that ugly duckling coin and turn it into a swan!!! :-O
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Post by Fishermansam » Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:47 pm

mcbain wrote:Okay Adam, fess up....how the heck did you clean that ugly duckling coin and turn it into a swan!!! :-O


I think that pic above is off the internet of what it should look like ::g
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Re: coin and ring

Post by adamjab » Wed Jun 06, 2012 6:51 pm

mcbain wrote:Okay Adam, fess up....how the heck did you clean that ugly duckling coin and turn it into a swan!!! :-O
lol. sams right the pics off the net. on mine you can only just make out the lion and 2 cent

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Post by mcbain » Wed Jun 06, 2012 7:07 pm

Ah Heck, and heres me thinking you found a miracle way to clean the old coppers =)) =))
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Re: coin and ring

Post by adamjab » Wed Jun 06, 2012 7:49 pm

wish i had ::g

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Re: coin and ring

Post by adamjab » Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:10 pm

Eveming all, im Still looking for info on this ring , can anyone help?

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Post by cookertron » Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:44 pm

I think you'll struggle to get that ID mate, the design looks hand made which means unless there's a recognisable feature from a particular period it could be from any age. If I was to make a ring and chisel a pattern into it I don't think it would be too far off what your ring looks like which kinda proves the difficulty in aging bespoke rings.

Pressumably you've googled, "silver Viking ring", "silver Roman ring", "ancient Celtic silver ring" etc? I have and found nothing close :(

Take it to a FLO or museum and see what they say?
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Post by Saffron » Sat Mar 17, 2018 1:01 am

cookertron wrote:
Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:44 pm
I think you'll struggle to get that ID mate, the design looks hand made which means unless there's a recognisable feature from a particular period it could be from any age. If I was to make a ring and chisel a pattern into it I don't think it would be too far off what your ring looks like which kinda proves the difficulty in aging bespoke rings.

Pressumably you've googled, "silver Viking ring", "silver Roman ring", "ancient Celtic silver ring" etc? I have and found nothing close :(

Take it to a FLO or museum and see what they say?
You can see there is clearly a mark on the inside which the OP describes as a "Hallmark", so I think its safe to disregard "silver Viking ring", "silver Roman ring", "ancient Celtic silver ring".
(even if the hallmark description is incorrect and its just a makers mark).

I could be well wide of the mark but to me it has a kind of "flower power" 1960's look.

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Re: coin and ring

Post by fred » Sat Mar 17, 2018 6:38 am

To me the ring looks hand engraved silver and relatively modern. You don't say whether your father found it detecting, i.e. buried, or somewhere else? If the mark in the photo is all that there is then I would expect the mark to simply be a very worn 925. :D
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Post by cookertron » Sat Mar 17, 2018 1:27 pm

Saffron wrote:
Sat Mar 17, 2018 1:01 am
You can see there is clearly a mark on the inside which the OP describes as a "Hallmark", so I think it's safe to disregard "silver Viking ring", "silver Roman ring", "ancient Celtic silver ring".
(even if the hallmark description is incorrect and its just a makers mark).
Fair point! A close up image of the inside marking with a macro lens might help and for those pictures I've previously used a clip on lens for my Samsung Galaxy S6 which can be bought off eBay or Amazon.

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