As I mentioned in my previous post, some flakes of silver had come off due to the engraver I thought, well it seems the silversmith has done something weird.
There is this one button I have been focused on because of the silver breaking off, this reveals silver below which is tarnished through age and has been inaccessible to clean naturally, the silver upon silver is showing signs of something which has detail, I have found through high magnification elongated humps for a better word, there are three I have detected so far, these are 5mm from the edge of the 26.5mm button.
If you can imagine a clock face then, I have found the humps at 1 o'clock, 5 o'clock and 7 o'clock where the engraver has gone through the silver.
It looks like to me that the silversmith has tried to melt say a coin and added more silver to it? It also looks to me that the surface was grooved for the extra silver to adhere to? There are grooves running below the silver which has been melted and poured on top?
Before anyone mentions it, the button is most definitely not silver plated!
So my dilemma is now I need some sort of X-Ray or topography test to see what lies below, I have a clue what it may be, but I am not going to say for the moment except I do believe it is a silver coin.
See what you think on the pictures, anyone got a good idea about this button?????