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Started by Overlord, February 17, 2018, 06:15:48 AM
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Quote from: Figleaf on February 17, 2018, 08:52:54 AMNice to see that the face still has detail. I like the medieval aspect of the design, with traces of naturalism in the faceThe second issue was still good silver. It seems that someone stuck a small dagger in your coin to test the silver content. I had heard of this "test", but hadn't seen a coin it was practiced on, so I was sceptical (like I still am on biting a gold coin; I haven't seen any gold coins with tooth marks). I suppose if you do the dagger test often enough with the same knife you get a feeling for how much resistance the metal of a good silver coin offers, but it still seems crude.Peter
Quote from: Figleaf on February 17, 2018, 09:34:26 AMScrap Aske from the list. He was hung in chains. Henry was not a nice guy.Peter
Quote from: andyg on February 17, 2018, 10:03:16 AMScratching this coin could have been the reason he was in the chains? Nice portrait on this one - always key I think. So often a weak strike combined with wear = invisible portrait. I'd much sooner have a portrait with a scratch than an invisible one.