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Is this medal abrasively cleaned?

I came across this image of a medal. I'm curious if it has been abrasively cleaned. The transition from dark to bright is just too abrupt to me...

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    JBKJBK Posts: 14,776 ✭✭✭✭✭

    What is it made of?

    If it's bronze then it looks suspicious, if it's pewter then not necessarily so, for example.

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    GreenstangGreenstang Posts: 812 ✭✭✭✭

    Depending on the material, those areas could also just have been rubbed which
    would make them look brighter. Hard to tell from supplied photos.

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    dxd1995dxd1995 Posts: 47 ✭✭

    Thank you @JBK

    @JBK said:
    What is it made of?

    If it's bronze then it looks suspicious, if it's pewter then not necessarily so, for example.

    It is silver on bronze I believe

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    dxd1995dxd1995 Posts: 47 ✭✭

    @Greenstang said:
    Depending on the material, those areas could also just have been rubbed which
    would make them look brighter. Hard to tell from supplied photos.

    Thank you @Greenstang. The vertical hair lines on the bottom right corner is a red flag perhaps?

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    JBKJBK Posts: 14,776 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Just as an example, here is a silver medal I have that is as-issued.

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