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I found this silver artifact about 200 meters on the north side of The Antonine Wall IN Kilsyth, Scotland.
I was using my XP Deus - X35 coil and running the Ultimate program.
The item was about 2'' - 4'' deep on a ploughed and rolled field.
The ''coin'' weighs weighs slighty more than a Queen Victoria shilling.

I don't hold out much hope but any attempt at an identification would be appreciated. The scale on the pictures is 10 millimeters.
Thanks
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No idea but very interesting :D
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I`d say it is beyond recognition as far as a positive ID . It looks like its been part melted while under a fire .
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I wonder if its a Celt....
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More like a Melt. :D
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Are Celtic coins heavy?

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Looks like my one and only attempt at annealing a hammered coin. rl;

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Ah. Too high a setting on the heat source?

What was the heat source, by the way?

Annealing's perfectly safe (with regards the object, though body parts may be at some risk) if controlled. I did once see a youtube vid of a chap attempting to anneal a delicate hammered with a blowtorch powerful enough to have fused rock and the result was... predictable!
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"What was the heat source, by the way?"

Bonfire by the look of it! :))

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thefiggis wrote:
Sat May 25, 2019 6:46 pm
Ah. Too high a setting on the heat source?

What was the heat source, by the way?

Annealing's perfectly safe (with regards the object, though body parts may be at some risk) if controlled. I did once see a youtube vid of a chap attempting to anneal a delicate hammered with a blowtorch powerful enough to have fused rock and the result was... predictable!
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