Cleaning ideas for a potin cast copper/tin alloy

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Cleaning ideas for a potin cast copper/tin alloy

Post by Me and my boy » Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:20 pm

Any ideas how to clean this one without knackering it further. Bearing in mind it’s over 2000 years old, I don’t want to wreck it in my first day of custodianship.
Many thanks
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Re: Cleaning ideas for a potin cast copper/tin alloy

Post by alloverover » Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:33 pm

Me and my boy wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:20 pm
Any ideas how to clean this one without knackering it further. Bearing in mind it’s over 2000 years old, I don’t want to wreck it in my first day of custodianship.
Many thanks
Do not electrocute it, it will fall to bits ::g

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Re: Cleaning ideas for a potin cast copper/tin alloy

Post by fred » Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:42 pm

The potins are made of high tin bronze and once it starts to go you are generally knackered. The good news is that they are pretty common around our area so you have a pretty good chance of finding a better one. ::g
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