Football Medal found by Ken

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Football Medal found by Ken

Post  JDSS-SiteAdmin-1 on Sat May 31, 2008 11:57 am

Ken,
Hi found a silver football medal bent but some of it readable 1912-1913 year, was in my uncles field, near the Roman field, Just behind St Clements church. only other find an 1881 one penny good condition
Will try to figure out how to post a photo.
No roman finds there though.
How do you re-shape bent silver? cyclops


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Silver Tempering

Post  JDSS-SiteAdmin-1 on Sat May 31, 2008 12:03 pm

the only way is to anneal the metal to remove the stress caused by bending,
gentle flame heating to below melting point,
silver sould be heated untill a dull red colour is seen in a dim room,
when cool it can be unbent a little at a time, then re-heated if it gets hard again.
if the object has corroded then be carefull as bits can explode off with trapped
water turning into steam
Rob

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Re: Football Medal found by Ken

Post  ken on Sun Jun 01, 2008 6:31 pm

Thanks Rob.
Now that Im keeping the house a safe zone Sleep , Ill try clearing out the garage before trying it out. Will let you know the result.
lol!

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straightening out silver

Post  ken on Fri Jul 18, 2008 5:21 pm

I found a really good video link on UKDN, the video shows how to anneal and straighten out coins etc.
Here it is if anyone else is interseted. www.mlovtv.com/view/204/offa-csaxon-coin/

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oops

Post  ken on Fri Jul 18, 2008 5:25 pm

Sorry messed the link up in the link it should be www.mlotv.com/view/204/offa-saxon-coin/

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good video of the process but!

Post  JDSS-SiteAdmin-1 on Sat Jul 19, 2008 12:24 pm

In my opinion for safety reasons I would rather have seen him work outside the house with the torch and standing up in case the hot coin fell on his lap!,
otherwise have a sheets of metal foil instead of newspaper or even a large baking tray to work on
and a fire brick for the heating, tweezers to drop the coin in water, dim the lights to see the colour change
otherwise a gud vid. rabbit

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