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Gold Mbr2020
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17 November 2021 01:45 pm

No gold that day but the 4500 picked up a junky signal. It was about 11in down and what I thought was a button, but saw a few letters so decided it was a coin. Was extremely corroded and what looked like a bullet right through the middle unfortunately. Bloke must have enough money to shoot at or just didn't like Queen Vic. Really had to give it a scrub to ID it properly sadly. The other thing is about 3cm x 1.5cm and about 5mm thick and weighs approx 12gm. Thought it could be a weight off a small set of scales. There is no writing on the back and looks like something was attached to the rear and has broken off.

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Gold Mbr2020
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17 November 2021 09:45 pm

Does anyone have any ideas what the object is? Basically the reason I posted was to find out. May have put it in the wrong forumn though. Cheers


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wiley coyote
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17 November 2021 10:11 pm

The middle piece looks like an old cuff link. wiley.

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17 November 2021 10:38 pm

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18 November 2021 09:03 am

Seems to be very large for a cuff link but shape, monogrammed initials and gold gilt would indicate that is the case.

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Mackka
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18 November 2021 09:07 am

Could the thing be a seal, i.e. used with wax to seal letters or documents.
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18 November 2021 09:54 am

I think you've nailed it, Mackka. It looks like the initials "C.H" in a flowing, italic script.


Where it is, there it is.

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wiley coyote
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18 November 2021 03:19 pm

Yes. Mackka. Looks like you're right. Seals are a mirror image, so when they're pressed into wax, sealing a letter envelope, etc, they come out the correct way. I held it up to a mirror, which reversed it. wiley. Goldmbr2020, how about a photo of the back to work out what could have been on there?

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18 November 2021 03:28 pm

I have a couple of seals and it just reminded me of them, just a good guess, no knowledge required.
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19 November 2021 01:21 am

1637244964_img_20211119_005719.jpg1637244990_img_20211119_005714.jpg1637245013_img_20211119_010025.jpg Here's a brandy seal. Probably used to put a seal on wooden barrels. It's 20mmx5mm, so a lot smaller than your one. wiley.

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20 November 2021 07:55 pm

Thanks all for the great responses which have definitely shed some light on the item. Wiley; I've attached the rear shot which doesn't appear disclose much but may to the keen eye. A seal seems to be likely more I look at it. Also, in the diggings I've been in recently there are many and I mean more than fifty half buried and on the surface discarded metal bucket looking items. No idea how many are actually fully buried but some places it's impossible to put the coil on the ground without it going berserk. Wider and bigger than a bucket with a a sliding fixture/attachment on the bottom. So disappointed that they have been scattered everywhere and they do play havoc with a PI detector. Sorry, photos are a bit ordinary.

Cheers GM20

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