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Watch key from ancient coin- real coin?

I got outbid at very end. I thought it was a real coin made into a pocket watch key. Your thoughts?


  • SapyxSapyx Posts: 1,965 ✭✭✭✭✭

    While genuine ancient coins can and have been turned into modern jewellery items, I don't think this one was genuine. The qoppa beneath the pegasus looks definitely wrong (should look more like a Q) and the fields have a cast-like look to them.

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  • darktonedarktone Posts: 8,437 ✭✭✭

    It does look grainy like it was cast

  • TomBTomB Posts: 20,612 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I think this is modern and one of the reasons is that both sides of the piece are exquisitely centered.

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  • darktonedarktone Posts: 8,437 ✭✭✭

    Good point Tom.

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