- Oct 5, 2009
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The finished Augustus Denarius from earlier post
How is it going? Any updates?Next Project
A very rare (R2) Syracuse Litra from King Hiketas (287-278 B.C.)
Heavy and bad encrusted but on some areas a nice black Tenorit Patina is showing up.
Arrives in approx a week and than comes step by step photos.
Can´t wait to get started.
Could may be one of the best of this type when finished.
Wish me luck friends!!
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Not yet Sis. Have to make photos.How is it going? Any updates?
Turned out great Tom.Chemical cleaned Calabria Tarent Silver Nomos from approx 300 B.C.
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To be Honest, better than I expected!Turned out great Tom.
Just made some quick pics.How is it going? Any updates?
Quite a difference.Just made some quick pics.
This is how it looks after the air abrasion.
As you can see on the face, there is a very hard wonderful noble cuprit patina under it!
I have to clean the front first with a scalpel to this layer and than lets hope it is also on the backside.
The Photo of the backside is strange. There is dirt on it from the plasticie I used to mount it for the photo which makes the surcae looking rough. In real the green layer is flat and shiny.
If I am able to clean the entire coin like the face - BINGO! Than it will stay in my collection
So wish me luck Friends!!!
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Not done yet!Quite a difference.
Egyptian pot is another exceptional restoration.Not done yet!
I work on it at the moment with cutted toothpicks and glued very fine sand paper on top of it.
Works very well do flatten the fine details. ....
It is always before and after the restoration.Egyptian pot is another exceptional restoration.
Is that your before and after images or what it will look like once it is completed?
I have a friend that uses rose bush thorns to clean the nooks and tight areas of coins. I've made some and tried it as well. I leave multiple thorns on the end of the branch but remove them where my hand will be. It does work fairly well and the thorns are pretty durable.
Different size thorns for different size crevices.
Beautiful work, Tom!Egyptian Middle Kingdom Bronze Kohl Pot (cosmetics)
Very Rare Type in Bronze!
Just 4x4 cm
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I have no idea what Tom uses, but I have seen this posted a few times on the website and I got some for myself.What a great thread, thanks for sharing. Any tips for relic hunters on how to best preserve finds?