Modified Coin

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Modified Coin

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Hi,
Have this coin I’ve just acquired which looks like it has been modified in antiquity. Not sure if the coin is gold or guilded. The obverse has two silver loops soldered on the coin.

Not sure if the actual coin can be rescued from the loops or leave as is.
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Re: Modified Coin

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I'd leave 'as is' Oz... all adds to the history of it and I can't see that being removed without ruining it.
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Re: Modified Coin

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hi.
having seen this in my hand i think the coin is silver and has been coated or washed in gold finish.
on the back the face is still silver, interested to know more about the coin.
great bit of history.
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3bc Nicole - London. ::g

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That's very nice, leave it as it is mate, that is what it is, not just a coin anymore ::g

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Interesting artifact for sure.

How thick is it ?

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I think it's a much better find as it is ::g

Also, having been modified so as to remove it from circulation, I suspect it might fall under the Treasure Act.

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Re: Modified Coin

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Ozadventure wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:06 pm
Hi,
Have this coin I’ve just acquired which looks like it has been modified in antiquity. Not sure if the coin is gold or guilded. The obverse has two silver loops soldered on the coin.

Not sure if the actual coin can be rescued from the loops or leave as is.

11E3DA07-5309-4206-A4E3-391AC5DF54F8.jpeg

55C0E9F4-89A5-4100-91AF-3D5B39155C7E.jpeg
Its a one off, bit like yerself Rick :D , if I was lucky enough to find it I'd leave it as it is. Hope you can bring it to the next meeting, will be interested in Graham's thoughts. ::g
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That’s a very special find.
Your FLO will be very interested ::g

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That's a very interesting find, so much more personal than the standard coin finds. Congratulations. ::g
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That is a very cool find h;@
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Modifying coins to make a brooch seems to have been pretty common. The coin was in cracking condition when it was chosen. ::g
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Beautiful coin and it is a treasure item so you’ll need to declare it ::g
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Giz wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:24 pm
Ozadventure wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:06 pm
Hi,
Have this coin I’ve just acquired which looks like it has been modified in antiquity. Not sure if the coin is gold or guilded. The obverse has two silver loops soldered on the coin.

Not sure if the actual coin can be rescued from the loops or leave as is.

11E3DA07-5309-4206-A4E3-391AC5DF54F8.jpeg

55C0E9F4-89A5-4100-91AF-3D5B39155C7E.jpeg
Its a one off, bit like yerself Rick :D , if I was lucky enough to find it I'd leave it as it is. Hope you can bring it to the next meeting, will be interested in Graham's thoughts. ::g
That archi type guy whatever he is Wuntbedruv or similar would be interested, he said he had just written a paper on them the other day and they were fairly particular to Norfolk ::g

Edit, just checked on that and it was Jettons made into brooches he was talking about ::g

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Re: Modified Coin

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Look like it possibly made to be a seal of some type. Lovely coin/artefact :-L

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Re: Modified Coin

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If it has been acquired rather than "found" what has Treasure got to do with it?

No findspot....

No landowner....

The ubiquitous "from an old collection" is used by many folk to avoid such complexity
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The detectorist who had this is now deceased. and it came from his collection.
many of his finds were in bags with numbers on and had been recorded.
this one was loose but may have been recorded by him.
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searching PAS. i found a coin treated the same way
KENT E4ED84 (Google that)
strange how the kings side of the coin is on the not seen side ??
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A great item that needs to be left as is. ::g
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jcmaloney wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:00 pm
If it has been acquired rather than "found" what has Treasure got to do with it?

No findspot....

No landowner....

The ubiquitous "from an old collection" is used by many folk to avoid such complexity
As per my previous post the item is from a deceased detectorist’s collection which I have acquired. The widow doesn’t know much but has given me photo albums so I know it was found in some mud 😉.
There are a multitude of recorded finds in the collection dating back to 2001, I’ll keep searching the PAS and as the finds courier for my club liaising with the FLO every month I have no issue with discussing the find with them, but as you say without the findspot or landowner it will be tricky.
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ninja nige wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:20 pm
searching PAS. i found a coin treated the same way
KENT E4ED84 (Google that)
strange how the kings side of the coin is on the not seen side ??
nige
That’s very similar indeed Nige. I do remember Graham saying before about the kings side facing inward to be closer to the heart, so I believe you are correct.
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I forgot to say it is in cracking condition 😊👌
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JBM wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:52 pm
Interesting artifact for sure.

How thick is it ?

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As per my previous post the item is from a deceased detectorist’s collection which I have acquired. The widow doesn’t know much but has given me photo albums so I know it was found in some mud 😉.
There are a multitude of recorded finds in the collection dating back to 2001, I’ll keep searching the PAS and as the finds courier for my club liaising with the FLO every month I have no issue with discussing the find with them, but as you say without the findspot or landowner it will be tricky.
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Hi Oz,
that makes total sense. I would have a conversation with the FLO just to cover your back. If there is no known location or landowner then I think it unlikely to go through but always best to check. However, stuff that people have bought and then realised is Treasure (being known to have been found after 1997 but with no findspot details) has been put through the process as a legal formality. But you obviously know what you are doing!

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alloverover wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:20 pm
Giz wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:24 pm
Ozadventure wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:06 pm
Hi,
Have this coin I’ve just acquired which looks like it has been modified in antiquity. Not sure if the coin is gold or guilded. The obverse has two silver loops soldered on the coin.

Not sure if the actual coin can be rescued from the loops or leave as is.

11E3DA07-5309-4206-A4E3-391AC5DF54F8.jpeg

55C0E9F4-89A5-4100-91AF-3D5B39155C7E.jpeg
Its a one off, bit like yerself Rick :D , if I was lucky enough to find it I'd leave it as it is. Hope you can bring it to the next meeting, will be interested in Graham's thoughts. ::g
That archi type guy whatever he is Wuntbedruv or similar would be interested, he said he had just written a paper on them the other day and they were fairly particular to Norfolk ::g

Edit, just checked on that and it was Jettons made into brooches he was talking about ::g

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Yes, jettons-but I do also have an interest in modified coins!
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