Friday, December 07, 2012

Cleaning an ancient Roman coin with a steel scalpel

I had never seen scalpel cleaning. I was surprised by the uniform shortness of the blade strokes. The video is ten minutes long. Two minutes in they speed up the process 5x. At five minutes in they go back a montages of different coins.

1 comment:

Alfredo De La Fe said...

I use an exacto knife to clean coins, this is a very interesting video! Wish I had the patience to become a great coin cleaner... I still have about 150 sestertius that need to be cleaned (several came out to be EF coins)