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« on: March 19, 2011, 07:56:11 PM »

A few of my finds the past two weeks or so. Maybe some people can shed some light on some of my finds. The first one is a Lead Token? ,as it appears to have the bust of George III, I only assume this as the bust faces right, and it has an appearance of a Cartwheel Penny, with the rim being raised, and the reverse shows Britannia seated, just like the Penny, so has anybody else ever found one, and why would they have gone to so much trouble making this token, if it is one? There is another token, second row, second to last, it is a longcross type with pellet in each corner, what's curious is the flan, so much excess, never seen such a poorly struck token, actually just thinking about it, were lead tokens struck or moulded? Maybe Chef can help me here, if you happen to read this, not sure if this is a Somerset bale seal but I have found 4 of these now, second item top row. It has the name "T. Smith 1770" on it, anybody know who this is? The third item top row is also a bale seal, I assume this is a Russian one, it has the date 1820 with writing both sides, my second I have found recently. I need to check my coins again but I believe it is my first find of a William and Mary coin, first coin, second row, so pleased, in good nick, just needs to be cleaned gently a little more, not too much, just  for a bit more detail to come through.That is another thing, I found two Victorian Pennies together, back to back, right hand side of picture, I find coins like this all the time, what I can't understand is, how on earth do coins stay together when dropped, I mean surely they would separate when falling to the ground? And when I say back to back, they were rim flush, so weird. The silver item, second to last bottom right, was, after finding out the hallmarks, is a silver ferrule, which from what I understand is the bottom end of the walking stick, Birmingham 1897, also found a Silver Sixpence and Shilling too. I assume my thimble, just guessing here, is late Victorian or early 20Th century?

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