"Yes Tom, I am sort of familiar with such coins, having just sold 55 of them at auction in CA. More of this estate stuff I am liquidating. But you do raise a point, gold .. hmmm .. well I think not … bu then .. hmmm.
"The use of sesquipedalian words is appreciated by those who can understand them.
I found a belly dancer's bracelet; was brass and had 1 round yellow metal dingle-dangle on it. Bunch of funny designs, 4 little sticks design. Discovered it…"
"Oh, I meant to add. At the clasp, it the far end of the hinged too where it is deteriorated, along the periphery of these circumferential letterings or whatever, I can almost convince myself there is a Arabic date which is now quite messed…"
yes, I understand Roman Numerals. Learned to manipulate them many years ago. And I shall try to extract the lettering. Maybe I should say, the apparent Roman numerals around the circumference don’t make a lot…"
"Zeke, are the letters cut or molded into the black part? If yes, use a pinch or two of flour and the letters will stand out quite well. Flour washes off with plain water.
As for the X's and I's, those are Roman numerals. …"
"Tom! Why how stupid of me! I know that! I do! But I fear I have reached a point my noodle doesn’t let me th8nk though th8ngs well anymore. That in itself is troubling, but another matter for a different…"
"Zeke, if you'll open the link I sent to you and look at other sun dials you will see that the numbers for time are in the same area as yours. They represent shadows cast by the sun, not hours around a clock face. Since the sun casts…"
"Tom, Molly. Thanks for your efforts to help out!
Now, I have handled a ton of brass over the years and I am fairly certain it is not brass. Feels and looks like “pot metal”! Hate that description but there it is!…"
"Funny that you should say that, because I found some that looked very similar to Zeke's, but they all had compasses within. I could not say anything about the metal because I could not really tell...that is why I looked for a pewter item…"