Posted 2 years ago
Today I started to polish a small silver dish I picked up a few days ago for a dollar or so. Took me awhile, maybe 30 minutes of light polishing with cotton balls (3M Tarni Shield) to get the bottom polished. So as it cleans up I am noticing tiny little images everywhere. First I see a face, a small anchor, letters, lions, I start thinking I am hallucinating. I bring my jewelers loupe and the dish up to my wife and ask her to look around she sees lions anchors, etc. What is going on here?
I tried to get a few good pictures, to see what everyone thinks. Does anyone see the Lion Rampant in the second image? Is this the Glasgow Lion? It looks a little wrong to me.
Now, in the third picture I see a duty mark, an anchor to the left and the letter "O" above (You may need to zoom here). The last picture is the whole back and you can see letters stretched across among other things. Could this have been made of old coins???
Does anyone else see this stuff? Am I losing it? Maybe I need a break??