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wiley coyote
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01 September 2021 02:01 am

1630421604_img_20210831_022655_1.jpgcoles1630421631_img_20210831_023508_1.jpg Coles medallion. Federation of the World. Issued by Coles Book Arcade. Melbourne. Orginally gilt plated. It still has some gilt on the bottom of the top photo. wiley

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01 September 2021 07:01 am

That looks pretty cool thumbsup

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01 September 2021 07:53 am

Nice one wiley..... did ya find much more at all mate ?...... 40 yrs lol


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01 September 2021 11:15 pm

G'day silver. Yes, have found heaps. I've got jars etc, every where. Mostly found in the G.T. while prospecting. The oldest is a 1757 Hamburg schilling, I found at Havelock. I'll post photos of the interesting ones as they turn up. wiley.

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02 September 2021 01:15 am

1630504896_img_20210901_025835_1.jpg1630504968_img_20210901_025903_1.jpg Medallion. Centenary of Sunday Schools. Victoria. June 1880. Robert Raikes.

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14 September 2021 12:08 am

1631537480_gfmt6373_1.jpg Here's a button/ medallion I found near Bendigo. So I'll use a bit of poetic licence, and a lot of imagination here. Here's my take on it. The Chinese name for Bendigo was, Dai Gum San, which means, Big Gold Mountain. Also, Bendigo's huge Chinese dragon is named, Dai Gum Loong, which means, Big Gold Dragon. Does anyone know the story/history on this item. It's 40mm across and looks very old. wiley.

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21 September 2021 05:29 pm

Might be Japanese. Looks like Mnt Fujiyarma in the back ground.
Any Prisoner of war camps near where it was found?
Might be worth some reasonable money to a collector.

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22 September 2021 12:56 am

That medallion is a great find.Can we get a photo of the back of the dragon medallion?

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22 September 2021 01:41 am

Eldorado. The medallion was all mangled and had no back on it. I had to carefully reshape it back to roughly its original shape with some gentle panel beating with a small hammer, as it's very fragile with a few cracks in it. Then I put fibre glass in the back to strengthen it. wiley.

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22 September 2021 01:50 am

Adrian. No prisoner of war camps nearby. Found near Bendigo. wiley

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05 October 2021 11:44 pm

1633437494_img_20210827_012022_1_-_copy_2.jpgHere is a 1790 half guinea "spade" token.1633437432_img_20210827_012232_1_2.jpg According to Google, this is a copy of the gold half guinea coin. It was used as a gaming token. It's called a spade due to the shape of the shield. 25mm diameter. It has obviously been worn as an ornament on a fob watch chain. wiley.

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06 October 2021 04:26 am

And lost pretty quickly in due course I'd recon.... notice there is no real chain wear to the top of the hole, but maybe a slight bend as a short left handed theif made a quick snatch for it... only to have it fling away into the long grass in the dark, lost forever to them both.
So, maybe there is the open end loop from a fob chain not too far from where you found that one wiley. big_smile


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06 October 2021 08:26 pm

Hi Silver. Maybe the dopey thief snatched it thinking it was a real gold half guinea, then threw it away when he found it wasn't. Didn't some idiot do that at the Melbourne museum with a copy of a huge nugget they had on display in a window. I think it may have been the Hand of Faith. Smashed the window, took off with the copy, then dropped it not far away when, maybe, he thought it was a bit lighter than a gold nugget should be. DOH! wiley.

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07 October 2021 11:44 pm

Silver. Maybe it's one of these. wiley1633610651_img_20211007_193834_1.jpg

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07 October 2021 11:48 pm

1633610786_img_20210914_121006_1.jpg1633610737_img_20210914_120911_1.jpg Silver. Maybe this was on the chain too.

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08 October 2021 02:19 am

It's all good lookin stuff Wiley perfect


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09 October 2021 12:52 am

1633700918_img_20211008_111552.jpg1633700830_img_20211008_111920_1.jpg1633700782_img_20211008_111535.jpg1633700861_img_20211008_111535.jpg1633700971_img_20211008_111552.jpg Does anyone know what this was used for? wiley

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09 October 2021 07:39 am

Looks like a stamp/stamper to me
Place the letter stamps in the slot and hold in place with the screw

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1633872641_img_20210119_112932.jpg1633872682_img_20210119_112917_2.jpg1633872701_img_20210119_113253_3.jpg This is about 20mm across, brass, with a square shaft on the bottom. Some one said it may be a the knob off the lid of an plywood box that tea was sold in back in the old days. Does anyone have any ideas what it could be off? wiley.

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11 October 2021 06:08 am

Handsaw maybe

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11 October 2021 06:27 am

Well done Sandta, did a google search at your suggestion and found this

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11 October 2021 08:49 pm

That's the one Deepseeker. I didn't think it was off a saw, as I unscrewed a saw I've got, and it had a screw hole in it, whereas this one has a square shaft on it. Maybe this type was hammered or glued in. Thanks guys. wiley

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1635160125_img_20211024_222402.jpg Here's a mangled halfpenny I found. Could it have been cut that way to use as a wedge, or a lock washer? Any ideas? Glad it wasn't a 1923 model! wiley.

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1635160996_img_20211024_214522.jpg1635161025_img_20211024_214436.jpg1635161053_img_20211024_172427.jpg Here's a medallion commemorating the battle of Solferino led by Napoleon, according to google. 24/ June /1859. Like most of my finds, they're in really bad condition, and almost impossible to read.

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1635162038_img_20211025_213556.jpg1635162073_img_20211025_213516_2.jpg This is about what they should look like, but this one is a medal whereas mine is a medallion. wiley.

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