Couple more bits for i.d if there’s a Roman expert?

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Just a couple of bits from a known to be Roman permission. I think the first picture is come sort of broatch but it’s the first we’ve had like this. I think it’s been gold guilt originally. It’s been soaking in olive oil. And there’s a Roman coin I can’t figure the emperor

Il be adding more bits and pieces later but il keep it in this thread to save adding new thread after new thread
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Coin is probably 3rdC, either an antoninianus or a barbarous radiate, depending upon size and the reverse. :thumbsup:
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Has the other item been varnished/lacquered? Did it come out of the ground all shiny like that? :Thinking:
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Easylife wrote: Tue Apr 02, 2024 7:37 pm Has the other item been varnished/lacquered ? :Thinking:
It has unfortunately been soaking in olive oil !
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Deepseeker wrote: Tue Apr 02, 2024 7:39 pm It has unfortunately been soaking in olive oil !
I suspect the “unfortunately” bit is your little dig at my bad practise?
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Not a dig at all, olive oil is mildly acidic and could potentially lift what gild is left…your choice
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It came up like this. I had no idea that olive oil was not advisable
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This is probably my best non silver Roman coin to date from last month I tried to find out what “D” signified I guest mint mark but any ideas? And also my favourite selique and a nice Faustina denarius although not the best of condition
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Alex801 wrote: Tue Apr 02, 2024 7:45 pm It came up like this. I had no idea that olive oil was not advisable
That looks very interesting. Zoomorphic and maybe early medieval in date?

Olive oil is very bad on copper items. Please don’t consider this a telling off as most of us have done naughty cleaning practices when we started out. I promise you though it’ll destroy the item, not improve it. You need to neutralise the acid and remove the oil with some sort of liquid soap then soak it in distilled (or rain) water, changed a few times for a few hours. Then dry it out fully and leave it as it is. The gilding will be fragile so it’s not advisable to brush or rub the item at all. It really would be good to record :thumbsup:
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Oxgirl wrote: Tue Apr 02, 2024 8:03 pm That looks very interesting. Zoomorphic and maybe early medieval in date?

Olive oil is very bad on copper items. Please don’t consider this a telling off as most of us have done naughty cleaning practices when we started out. I promise you though it’ll destroy the item, not improve it. You need to neutralise the acid and remove the oil with some sort of liquid soap then soak it in distilled (or rain) water, changed a few times for a few hours. Then dry it out fully and leave it as it is. The gilding will be fragile so it’s not advisable to brush or rub the item at all. It really would be good to record :thumbsup:

Want to no the really bad thing? That’s be soaking over 2 years 🤦‍♂️ it was popped in a pot of oil in with random finds and taken out today when I was having a rummage around old bits. That’s noted now tho no more olive oil 🙏
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AE Ant favouring Tetricus II. No pic of reverse!? :pulling hair out:
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Tother piece looks Iron Age - Size? :problem:

Also, don't fav about with that foreign oil shite - wouldn't use that on a bike chain!

Shallow fry with good ole beef lard/dripping & lots of salt ;) :lol:
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Allectus wrote: Tue Apr 02, 2024 8:18 pm Tother piece looks Iron Age - Size? :problem:

Also, don't fav about with that foreign oil shite - wouldn't use that on a bike chain!

Shallow fry with good ole beef lard/dripping & lots of salt ;) :lol:
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Allectus wrote: Tue Apr 02, 2024 8:09 pm AE Ant favouring Tetricus II. No pic of reverse!? :pulling hair out:
Sorry mate nothing to see there completely smooth 😬

Oil is well noted and il be keeping clear of it
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Allectus wrote: Tue Apr 02, 2024 8:18 pm Tother piece looks Iron Age - Size? :problem:

Also, don't fav about with that foreign oil shite - wouldn't use that on a bike chain!

Shallow fry with good ole beef lard/dripping & lots of salt ;) :lol:

The piece you mention may be Iron Age. I’m at work now but will get sizes this evening. As a rough gauge though it it would probably fit inside of a matchbox quite nicely 😂 sorry I no that’s not the most scientific of gauges but it’s what came to mind
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