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Title: Interesting Find
Post by: GJH on August 26, 2018, 11:51:24 AM
It's nice to find some thing different now and then, found yesterday, it's 60mm in diam and weighs 91 grms and think it is made of brass or bronze.
Geoff


Title: Re: Interesting Find
Post by: probono on August 26, 2018, 07:55:05 PM
Have you researched it yet?

Looks like some kind of agricultural show medal, but dutch / south african?

must have given you a fantastic signal.


Title: Re: Interesting Find
Post by: GJH on August 26, 2018, 09:57:02 PM
Have you researched it yet?

Looks like some kind of agricultural show medal, but dutch / south african?

must have given you a fantastic signal.

It's Polish and it say's Ministry Of agriculture around the outside and on the inside is Achievements Sheep Breeding, I have looked but can not find anything about it.
Geoff


Title: Re: Interesting Find
Post by: Val Beechey on August 26, 2018, 10:21:47 PM
Nice unusual find Geoff. Knowing the age would help with further info. I know there were Polish prisoners of war in the country. Many of them stayed. I know one of them, a friend of a friend, so to speak.
That could be how it got here !


Title: Re: Interesting Find
Post by: Mick on August 26, 2018, 11:55:14 PM
Deffo pre war issue.

(https://archiwum.gndm.pl/img/allegro/6010883653_0.jpg)
(https://archiwum.gndm.pl/img/allegro/6010883653_1.jpg)


Title: Re: Interesting Find
Post by: Val Beechey on August 27, 2018, 08:52:44 AM
A very unique Medal Geoff. I think you know what now but any ideas on who ?
Is there anything around the rim ?


Title: Re: Interesting Find
Post by: GJH on August 27, 2018, 10:20:03 AM
Thanks Mick I have looked everywhere for info but found nothing, Where did you get the info from Mike ?.
Val, no there is nothing that I can see around the rim, not sure if I should give it a go with electrolysis or not what do you think ?.
Geoff


Title: Re: Interesting Find
Post by: dragonsbreath(Paul) on August 27, 2018, 10:36:59 AM
Roughly translated it reads MINISTER TWO AGRICULTURE.           ACHIEVEMENT WHODOWLI SHEEP


Title: Re: Interesting Find
Post by: GJH on August 27, 2018, 11:31:08 AM
I think it must be bronze if it's a medal then.
Geoff


Title: Re: Interesting Find
Post by: Mick on August 27, 2018, 11:48:06 AM
I found them for sale on Polish numismatic websites. There is other varieties: silver, gold, brass and for breeding other species.
By font design those medals has been issued between 1930-39.
https://odznaczenia.pl.tl/Cz%26%23281%3B%26%23347%3B%26%23263%3B-X--k1-251_299-k2--Medale.htm


Title: Re: Interesting Find
Post by: GJH on August 27, 2018, 12:25:21 PM
Thank you.
Geoff


Title: Re: Interesting Find
Post by: Val Beechey on August 27, 2018, 05:35:46 PM
Well as itís not gold of little intrinsic value, Iíd say yes. If you do it in short bursts it shouldnít do any harm.
I havenít got one myself but have read a few reports of results obtained. Just little steps grasshopper  ;)

Canít remember what or who posted the last report I read, he did say he did 1 min and checked then another 1 min and checked till it was just as he wanted it with some patena left. That sounds sensible to me.


Title: Re: Interesting Find
Post by: GJH on August 27, 2018, 06:05:33 PM
I think I will leave it for a few day's until I get the courage, tried it on a Roman coin before and ruined it,  :(
Geoff


Title: Re: Interesting Find
Post by: GJH on September 04, 2018, 04:20:25 PM
Although Mick gave me a link to this medal for which I am grateful , I still cannot find any more info on it, people I have asked concerning medals do not know.
Geoff


Title: Re: Interesting Find
Post by: Resurgam on September 04, 2018, 09:37:28 PM
Any clues in the location where you found it Geoff?


Title: Re: Interesting Find
Post by: GJH on September 04, 2018, 09:47:38 PM
Any clues in the location where you found it Geoff?

Funny enough the farmer is a sheep breeder his self, I was hoping to get all the info I could and probably let him have it.
Geoff


Title: Re: Interesting Find
Post by: Resurgam on September 04, 2018, 10:28:43 PM
                  Looks like there may possibly be a lot of intrigue to be attached to your find Geoff. Perhaps lost by a Polish pow. Some poles did serve in the wehrmacht. Not many though! Or perhaps a Polish servicemen, who decided not to return home after the war. 

                 


Title: Re: Interesting Find Update
Post by: GJH on October 12, 2018, 12:56:00 PM
Up date on medal
I eventually had a reply to my emails to the Polish Agriculture Industry,

  I would like to thank you for the e-mail of 25 September 2018. I would like to kindly inform you that the Ministry of Agriculture (Ministerstwo Rolnictwa), which was responsible for minting the medal you inquired about, was operating  in Poland from 9 June 1951 to 10 July 1981. We believe that the medal was produced between this two dates. The only thing we know is that gold, silver and bronze medals were minted.
Yours sincerely
Magdalena Zasępa
Dyrektor


Title: Re: Interesting Find
Post by: Val Beechey on October 12, 2018, 11:26:57 PM
Let us know the next episode Geoff. I think it depends on how good a memory your Farmer has.😉👍


Title: Re: Interesting Find
Post by: Mungo on October 14, 2018, 09:15:49 AM
 8) that's a nice find .........


Title: Re: Interesting Find
Post by: celticspikey on November 10, 2018, 04:21:12 PM
Always nice to see an artefact with such interest Geoff, some good research from a couple of members and yourself. Thanks for showing. ;) ;)


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