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« Reply #150 on: April 15, 2014, 07:32:24 PM »

i was curious why they would make a commemorative clay pipe over the Irish fusileers in Egypt in the 1880s period and this give the facts ..

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Irish_Fusiliers
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_occupation_of_Egypt

The pre-1914 full dress of the regiment comprised a scarlet tunic with dark blue facings, worn with dark blue trousers and the standard fusilier raccoon-skin cap. Regimental distinctions included a green plume worn on the left side of the headdress and an Irish harp as part of the badge.
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« Reply #151 on: April 20, 2014, 03:21:06 PM »

pewter spoon with makers mark ALD on the back, no idea who he was ,
any ideas?


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« Reply #152 on: April 23, 2014, 12:33:15 PM »

some more piccys of a dig some years ago with a buddy in the hole with his Compass 77B of around 3o years usage and still going strong ,its the top machine on the Thames foreshore! and still in use
a good selection of finds thru the ages inc viccy bottles and a dagger chape etc




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« Reply #153 on: April 25, 2014, 04:07:45 PM »

here we have a nice salt glazed tankard with sponged decoration from the queen Anne period .we know its queen Anne as
it has the revenue stamp mark for the queen Anne period at the top . AR .  despite having a broken base and chips still rare enough to make 950 from a dealer who had it repaired so you couldn't tell the difference and then sold it on


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« Reply #154 on: April 25, 2014, 08:37:55 PM »

Thats a great find,Unusual to find one in that condition as well
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« Reply #155 on: April 25, 2014, 10:25:58 PM »

Thats a very rare find
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« Reply #156 on: May 05, 2014, 07:46:51 AM »

here is a crisp as struck 1/4  token from 1664 issued in London by a John Milett of abchurch lane which is now Lombard street near the bank of England. script writing on a token is rare to see so wonder if he was a scribe or letter writer ?



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« Reply #157 on: May 05, 2014, 05:31:17 PM »

Very nice, I bet a lot of the tokens we find today went in the ground in that condition, the Thames mud is kind.

Does all water logged/boggy ground preserve the artefact's/coins?
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« Reply #158 on: May 05, 2014, 08:10:59 PM »

i should think so but where its black/ acidic silt it can eat right thru a hammered coin and pickle a copper coin..i have royal farthings that are very thin from pickling and have holes in them
but generally if its muddy everything is well preserved inc leather and bone which needs careful drying and expert preservation.
steel items are also well preserved as no air is present . blades , padlocks, keys , pretty much the same as when they were dropped
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« Reply #159 on: May 06, 2014, 11:30:22 AM »

some very/extremely  rare pattern coins came from the thames foreshore ,you wont find them in the Seabys catalogue only in J Norths books .
i suspect they were issued as trial pieces into  the population and when they received them in their change thought they were duds and chucked them away fearing execution for passing forged coins . how would anyone know they were trial pieces
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« Reply #160 on: May 06, 2014, 05:48:22 PM »

some very/extremely  rare pattern coins came from the thames foreshore ,you wont find them in the Seabys catalogue only in J Norths books .
i suspect they were issued as trial pieces into  the population and when they received them in their change thought they were duds and chucked them away fearing execution for passing forged coins . how would anyone know they were trial pieces

Have you any photos of the pattern coins? it would be interesting to see Wink
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« Reply #161 on: May 06, 2014, 07:33:27 PM »

no i sold em back in the 80-90s s ,daft i know now ,but a dealer was chasing me and i succumbed ,fool that i am ,other buddys also sold em on .
but if you look in J norths vol 2  coins books and check out the rare stuff  you can get an idea.

pre digital piccy era ....
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« Reply #162 on: May 08, 2014, 09:18:12 AM »

just heard on the grapevine that a searcher recently found a WW1 D S Medal on the foreshore at Westminster near parliament ,valued at around 2000 !
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« Reply #163 on: May 08, 2014, 05:33:26 PM »

WOW what a find
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« Reply #164 on: May 09, 2014, 08:54:53 AM »

he will check it at the forthcoming sunday  mudlark meeting and will have 2 grand cash in his pocket as he deals in medals .will get further info on who the owner was when he researches the owner .eagerly waiting some feedback .
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