Faux-Antique Greek Coin
The owner of this coin told me she got it at a shop in Greece. She said there was a bowl of them at the shop and the owner of the shop was giving them away to patrons of his shop as a souvenir.
Souvenirs like this are especially concerning as the owner is likely to use it as a “good luck charm” or fidget – keeping it in their pocket or holding it in their hand, either of which could contribute to significant Lead exposure – depending on the habits of the owner. They are also concerning as they are the sort of thing one might give to a child, or hand down to a child.
XRF reading for the faux-antique coin from Greece pictured here:
- Lead (Pb): 542,300 +/- 54,000 ppm
- Cadmium (Cd): 2,144 +/- 324 ppm
- Antimony (Sb): 2,705 +/- 387 ppm
- Bromine (Br): 1,346 +/- 344 ppm
- Tin (Sn): 131,400 +/- 13,000 ppm
- Gold (Au): 1,282 +/- 253 ppm
- Copper (Cu): 45,300 +/- 4,600 ppm
- Vanadium (V): 5,148 +/- 1,580 ppm
- Chlorine (Cl): 33,800 +/- 11,000 ppm
Some additional reading for those interested in this post:
- Here’s the post which discusses in detail the testing methodology used on this blog.
- Click here to see more souvenirs I have tested.
- Click here to see more coins I have tested.
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