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Old 11-07-2018, 03:09 PM
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Catching up on the finds from before I went out to the US on vacation and since I have been back in England.

Finds from various farms and fields ranging from stubble, grass and even a failed crop field. Crop now ploughed back in.

Thanks for looking..........Doug.

Gold at the end of the rainbow, yes.


Medieval buckle bottom left.


Various coins.


Silver bracelet.


Patent number inside, not common?



Dancers.




Henry 2nd AD1154-1189 'Tealby' cut half penny left.


Metal head, statue?


Unknown trade token, I think.


Roman 2nd-4th century coin left.


...and yes I did find gold.


I don't recognise any of the gold stamps on this 15K cufflink.
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Old 11-07-2018, 04:01 PM
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Enjoy your post so much. The rainbow is beautiful .the discoveries are fantastic Do you know the history of the place you hunt?
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Old 11-07-2018, 05:53 PM
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Wow amazing hunt Doug! Anything on the front of the links? Congrats!

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Nice Finds!! I find it fascinating to id items based on hallmarks, but Im new to this. So, according to the internets:

Your silver bracelet appears to be marked sterling as indicated by the Lion.
The Anchor symbol indicates Birmingham assay office.
And the O would be the date, 1963.

The cufflink is a bit more difficult as I can't see much detail in the image. The one on the right seems to have more detail left in the stamps, if you can get a more clear and closer image, Im happy to poke around a bit and see what I can find.
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Old 11-07-2018, 07:53 PM
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Always enjoy your posts! The span of years represented in your finds always amazes me. Congrats on the gold!

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Old 11-07-2018, 08:35 PM
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Head looks like Stalin
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Old 11-07-2018, 09:38 PM
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Good finds as always Doug. What do the front of those cuffs look like??
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Old 11-07-2018, 09:38 PM
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What a bunch of great finds. Fun stuff!
The "metal head, statue" sure looks like Theodore Roosevelt. Without his glasses on...
Thanks for sharing.
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Old 11-08-2018, 02:59 AM
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Amazing finds, the relics and gold are incredible.

I too immediately thought Theodore Roosevelt.

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Old 11-08-2018, 06:37 AM
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Very nice finds.
Thanks for sharing.

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nice finds you have there! Love the gold!

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Everyone loves a true "gold at the end of a rainbow" story! Great report full of goods! Is that a dog whistle there, just above the medieval buckle?
Doug, you are well known for not only your impressive finds and great photos of artifacts and coins, but for your amazing ID's of many ancient fragments and indiscernible ancient coins and such. Yet, you are having trouble with patent numbers and British hallmarks? Too easy for ya?
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Congrats on the gold and Roman coin and silver anything.

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Old 11-08-2018, 11:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Foragist View post
Everyone loves a true "gold at the end of a rainbow" story! Great report full of goods! Is that a dog whistle there, just above the medieval buckle?
Doug, you are well known for not only your impressive finds and great photos of artifacts and coins, but for your amazing ID's of many ancient fragments and indiscernible ancient coins and such. Yet, you are having trouble with patent numbers and British hallmarks? Too easy for ya?
Thank you.

Yes it is a dog whistle above the buckle.

The English hallmarks are a common stamp on gold/silver items.

The patent number stamped inside I have never seen before on hallmarked jewellery, since I submitted the photograph a forum member and FB friend suggested the patent was for the clasp? (now broken off)
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Old 11-08-2018, 11:14 AM
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Enjoy your post so much. The rainbow is beautiful .the discoveries are fantastic Do you know the history of the place you hunt?
Thank you.

Map is 1899.

Photograph taken from the SW corner of the Rectory fence.

The Rectory was once the private residence of the Officer Commanding south west forces England.

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Wow amazing hunt Doug! Anything on the front of the links? Congrats!
Thank you.

Nothing on the front of the cuff-links, kinda surprises me a bit.

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Nice Finds!! I find it fascinating to id items based on hallmarks, but Im new to this. So, according to the internets:

Your silver bracelet appears to be marked sterling as indicated by the Lion.
The Anchor symbol indicates Birmingham assay office.
And the O would be the date, 1963.

The cufflink is a bit more difficult as I can't see much detail in the image. The one on the right seems to have more detail left in the stamps, if you can get a more clear and closer image, Im happy to poke around a bit and see what I can find.
Thank you.

This is the best I can do, not sure which is up?

Makers mark, WM or MW at the top.

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Old 11-08-2018, 11:22 AM
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Old 11-08-2018, 12:21 PM
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Great Gimlis Ghost! Amazing Finds and Ancient Precious metal Hallmarks Doug!! Beautiful pics and a Hunt well documented and written up for us! Thank You!

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Old 11-08-2018, 07:06 PM
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The cuff links look like 22k In your picture. They are so yellow
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