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    Posted 10 years ago

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    I've got this Token with a skull on it. It's a raw cast or dirty cast i think it's bronze. I got it from a lovely old lady in the us and she said she had it for years and the man who give it to her had it since he was a young man. I want to take it to the British museum but tho I would see if any one on here could help me ?? I'm hoping its a pirate coin but that's just the kid in me .' )

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    1. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 10 years ago
      Never heard of pirates making coins. Waiting to hear what others think. By the way, when something is raised above the surface as the skull appears to be, it is called "in relief".
    2. cogito cogito, 10 years ago
      Definitely cast, not hammered. I suspect if there were such a thing as pirate coins, they would likely be reworked/re-hammered from real coins and not melted down and recast.
    3. musikchoo musikchoo, 10 years ago
      It almost looks like a Gorilla Skull, with the oversize eye sockets !!
    4. Stillwater Stillwater, 10 years ago
      Its not engraved, it was cast that way. It wasn't made by pirates obviously, who were more into stealing coins that making them I would think. Its a necklace, not a coin. No markings or royal busts on it. It looks like its silver in color, do you know what bronze looks like? It looks like brass, its brownish-yellow. Its probably sterling silver.
    5. andyman andyman, 10 years ago
      Looks like a sealing wax stamp used on envelopes.
    6. Phatbuddha Phatbuddha, 10 years ago
      I never thought of a wax seal stamp. il try it on some blue tac and see how the impression looks like. Thank man :)

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