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    Metal detectorist finds rare 6th Century (gold) pendant

    Metal detectorist finds rare 6th Century pendant - BBC News

    A rare 6th Century gold pendant featuring images from a Byzantine coin has been found by a metal detectorist more than 1,500 years after being made.
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    that is the find i'v been waiting for
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    I think this is the coin:

    Source: https://www.cointalk.com/threads/byzantine-gold.297636/
    Don......

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    Wow - absolutely beautiful! These are the sorts of finds we all dream of pulling out of the ground! Thanks for sharing!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mackaydon View Post
    I think this is the coin:

    Source: https://www.cointalk.com/threads/byzantine-gold.297636/
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    Don: how would such a coin be made? With liquid gold being pressed by hand then edges filled smooth, or how.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dozer D View Post
    Don: how would such a coin be made? With liquid gold being pressed by hand then edges filled smooth, or how.

    Here is a great read on the subject of ancient coin making https://www.fleur-de-coin.com/articles/ancient-minting
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