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Title: Possible old artefact with enamel? and a nice George III bullhead sixpence
Post by: BeachHunter101 on May 31, 2019, 08:30:29 PM
Found today, the artefact looks like it has a cross on one side and some strange pattern on the other. It looks like some of what I presume is enamel is missing. It reminds me of a medieval horse pendant but the enamel looks different on them. I did clean it a little but the edges are very brittle and I really don't want to damage it. Also on one side I think i can see the words HIT ???  ::) maybe it's just my eyes ;D
any info would be much appreciated  :)


Title: Re: Possible old artefact with enamel? and a nice George III bullhead sixpence
Post by: Val Beechey on June 01, 2019, 08:30:32 AM
Certainly a curious item but no idea what it could have been. No sign of any attachments which makes wonder if itís a broken off bit. Looks to be Medieval but ?

The sixpence is very nice. George 3rd silvers very often come up looking like that. I was lucky to find one in near unused condition. Makes you wonder what, if anything, was added to the silver to make it more durable.



Title: Re: Possible old artefact with enamel? and a nice George III bullhead sixpence
Post by: BeachHunter101 on June 05, 2019, 12:41:48 PM
Thank you Val, yes it's definitely a strange one ??? I wouldn't be surprised if it is medieval because where I found it other medieval items have been found close by. When it came out of the ground it looked like it has been there a long time - Yes the sixpence is lovely and a first for me, I bet when you found it it was gleaming   ;D


Title: Re: Possible old artefact with enamel? and a nice George III bullhead sixpence
Post by: Val Beechey on June 05, 2019, 01:19:58 PM
If I could post a pic Iíd show you. Yes at least 2 of them came out gleaming. Found another in a chunk of black stuff off the beach and even that one, although very worn, came out looking like silver.
I had a run on sixpences a few years back. Georgeís were the oldest but got a collection from him onwards. Virtually every trip a winner.
Used to be like that with half-crowns. Havenít found one of them for ages.

HH


Title: Re: Possible old artefact with enamel? and a nice George III bullhead sixpence
Post by: benny on June 05, 2019, 08:22:57 PM
Saxon? Garnets? Looks similar to something from the Staffordshire hoard but less shiny!


Title: Re: Possible old artefact with enamel? and a nice George III bullhead sixpence
Post by: nobby on June 06, 2019, 09:24:56 AM
on one side I think i can see the words HIT ???  ::) maybe it's just my eyes ;D
any info would be much appreciated  :)


I think it's missing an "S"
 ;D


Title: Re: Possible old artefact with enamel? and a nice George III bullhead sixpence
Post by: BeachHunter101 on June 19, 2019, 09:32:04 AM
That would be very nice benny :o  I see what you mean it does look similar  ;D

Thanks nobby  :D
 


Title: Re: Possible old artefact with enamel? and a nice George III bullhead sixpence
Post by: Nap on August 02, 2019, 04:40:16 PM
Art deco matches case?


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