View Full Version : obverse tooled?
Jun 6, 2008, 08:02 PM
I am still not sure that I have a handle at all on what tooling looks like. He is an example of a coin which I suspect has been altered based upon the fact that the obverse has more detail and less wear on high points than reverse which looks untouched. Comments?
Jun 7, 2008, 03:10 AM
This coin is untouched; the obverse and reverse have a consistent level of wear. The obv. has a higher relief than rev. (corwn and legend vs portrait), then a same level of circulation will make the rev. thiner devices look more used.
See another beter preserved ex:
Furthermore, the surfaces are naturally oxidized (natural patina).
Jun 7, 2008, 09:37 AM
Jérôme -- many thanks for your time and observations. Breck!
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