Hey Guys, I recently was cleaning a coin, and I relized this is just a junk coin, but it was pink, what material could they use that would be pink, also I am new to cleaning the black/green/brown patina does that stuff eat away at the accual bronze/copper what ever they used also I seen a article somewhere about using vinegar is that recommended and for how long should the coin soak in it Ive been trying distilled water olive oil and vinegar with a tooth brush and a pick tool from my Cricut.ha! Let us see what kind of a response this collects.
I also need help with taking off the white crust or should I leave it, will it remove the coin material.
How does one go about trying to identify the coins, with what appears to be thousands of different kings/rulers its rather mind boggling trying to figure out if I got roman byzantine and well its all Greek to me hah
and while I am on the topic of cleaning is there something I could swill around in my roman glass flask to take off the sand I don't really want to try and rub it off or pick it. I just want to see if I can remove some of the sand or should I just leave it be?
Saturday, 6 March 2010
Apparently, "Collectors care for, study and preserve artefacts"
One of the leitmotifs of the collecting advocacy (for example here) is that collectors care for, study and preserve the artefacts in their possession, just like a real museum. The logic of asserting that everyone with a credit card and a desire to accumulate their own "pieces of the past to hold in your hand" must posess the required knowledge to do any of those things is highlighted by a post on an artefact collectors' discussion forum, reproduced here unedited: